here is my essay on the concert:  What a magical Rolling Stones show in Seattle  08/14/19  I find music Very healing  and therapeutic.  Yes simple “fun” but way more than that.  A celebration of life in direct opposite to all the negative stuff happening in the world today.  A life affirming sexual sensual rebellious playful creative expression uniting all the fans in positive energy- I saw it as what “church” is supposed to be- Connecting and spiritual from a place of love and appreciating life / cooperation instead of competition- and their costumes were so beautiful !!! Mick came out with a sparkly jacket to begin with and a black silky shirt and the whole band seemed to be wearing snug fitting black pants very flattering on all of their handsome selves….Mick wore  lots of colourful silky shirts including a hot pink silky jacket and then a purple silky shirt and a blue silky shirt with sparkles like stars in the sky- I love that he wears very sensible comfortable dance rubber souled  shoes- I’d love to paint a pair of shoes for Mick Jagger that would be amazing ha ha ha ha!  Keith Richards wore a really pretty handsome green silky shirt and he wore these great bright green high top tennis shoes:  love those.  Ron Wood  had sparkly black shoes on the whole night and he wore a few different colourful shirts including florescent yellow and it looked  like velvety purple and red in layered and had bright rolling stone lip mouth logos repeating on his guitar strap…love the colour combinations.  Charlie Watts  wore  a more subdued coloured but nice green and purple inner and outer shirt.  I love the chemistry in the band between the four of them.  they had beautiful backup singers and a bass player and some keyboard players and some horn players and I forgot all of their names but everybody was so happy and smiling on stage and it all seems so genuine.   they were truly happy doing exactly what they love to do and bringing positive energy from the stage and sharing it with the audience.  The commercial aspect I don’t love like the expensive T-shirts and the ridiculous ticket prices and the ridiculous parking prices and all the junk food they sell at these kinds of events- And the idea of worshipping Rockstars and not seeing our own greatness is sad to me but the idea of being inspired by performers and feeling included in the positive energy and knowing that we also can create ourselves is fun and wonderful and magical and meaningful and healthy!  One last point I wanted to make was that it’s so inspirational to see people in their 70s so healthy and happy and fit.  Nobody has to be rich and famous in order  to take care of their bodies and exercise and eat healthy.   you can be fit and trim whether you’re young or old not that everyone has to be thin or skinny that’s not what I’m saying but if you want to be vibrant and healthy and strong you can take care of yourself and the Rolling Stones are examples of people who have done this.  I’m trying to say this in a way that doesn’t sound too judgemental but I feel very much in line and I resonate with the idea of ageing well and having longevity and yes we are all born with certain kinds of DNA but our lifestyles and what we eat and how much we exercise and if we get enough sleep and drink enough water all affects our health and how our DNA is expressed as well as our attitude and mental health and our relationships with other people and our jobs and just how we relate to  everything around us …and our own attitude about ourselves.. I see the Rolling Stones as a great example of how to age well and keep enjoying your life well into your old are years and just keep on enjoying it for as long as you can until you pass away basically!  Love is love and not fade away is one of the lines in one of their songs or is that a cover song “not fadeaway” ? Love that song.  I will close this little essay of mine about this experience of seeing the Rolling Stones in 2019 by saying it is absolutely delightful to watch Mick Jagger dance onstage and strut  his stuff…. so fun!   he is so playful with a great sense of humour… I see him as a very sexual sensual man in touch with his feminine side and is masculine side but I also see him as very childlike and fun in an enthusiastic creative expression way… like he’s not embarrassed to dance around and do primal unusual unorthodox movements… he’s following his own instinct and improvisational  dancing.  I absolutely love that it:  makes me happy!  It actually makes me cry and I love dancing around like him and imitating him and then coming up with my own improvisational way of moving.  as a figure model I relate to this.   I’m kind of a kinesthetic person.   I love watching the mannerisms of performers and people in general… especially Mick Jagger.   what an interesting way of moving and his facial expression are very interesting.  A  creative expressive person… just very uplifting and fun so playful like you know how you felt as a kid running around the playground open to just being playful and laughing and having fun!  A lot of adults seem to lose their sense of humour and their sense of fun and playfulness and how magical life can be and I feel like Mick Jaggers personality embodies that playfulness and basically celebrating being alive! How’s that for run on sentences and playful grammar!!!! 🙂   photos by Shannon Kringen from the show: