Katie Melua comes on my Spotify radio singing Wonderful Life (originally by Black). Immediately, I start tapping in rhythm on my keyboard – a surprising twist on the familiar tune.
It occurred to me that this is why we enjoy cover songs. They are familiar. We know the lyrics, but at the same time they are fresh and exciting.
And yet nothing could be more familiar… the arguments, the terms and conditions, the interests at stake. Each time it is new and fresh, and I can absorb myself in each new deal, appreciating the value which will result from it.
Thanks Katie for reminding me why I do what I do. It is a Wonderful Life!
Image credit: “Wonderful Life”, by Elliott Brown, creative commons, Flickr.com