Interestingly enough, yesterday’s question had to do with which was Duran’s best era. The most frequently given response was now. I did not hesitate to post the video for All You Need Is Now. It seemed fitting, right? Then, I started to think. A big part of the message of song is to appreciate the now. Am I doing that with my focus on when things are getting done or what is happening? Am I forgetting to live in the moment by doing that? Does Duran do that? I wonder. They often say in interviews that they are just focused on the “now”. They don’t spend a lot of time looking back on the past and they don’t really think about what they are going to do next. Now, obviously, it is possible that they say that in interviews and don’t really do that in reality. After all, typically, they are doing interviews to sell a current product. Thus, they don’t want to talk about old projects or what they might be doing in the future. It doesn’t help their current bottom line. Nonetheless, I don’t get a sense that they really do spend a lot of time looking back. What about the future? Could they have their own countdowns?
Just recently Duran finished up a quick tour of South America. It sounds like it was an absolutely fabulous tour! As much as I’m sure Duran loved that tour, and all the other tours, were they counting down until the end? Were they anxious to finish up, spend time at home with their families? Were they excited to sleep in their own homes, in their own beds? Would they or could they make a countdown for an album release? I think of an album, like AYNIN, that they must have been so proud of. Were they checking off dates in the calendar for the rest of the world to hear the album?
Is my habit of counting down until the end of some horribly busy, stressful time something Duran would do or are they truly more focused on the now? If they are focused on the present, do you think they could teach me to like getting very little sleep and being worried about how things are going to go? It is definitely one lesson I need to learn.