I was flipping through stations on tv the other night and ran accross last years BET awards just in time to see Frankie Beverly of Maze accept his “Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award.” For five decades he has contributed to the music industry and though I don’t know the whole history, we all can gather that black performers have not really gotten their due as far as their contribution to music and culture in general goes. But his acceptance speech showed such dignity, he started by saying “God is good” and moved on from there, sounding like a spiritual elder, he continued (and I need to paraphrase here), “See what happens when you wait on the Man, if we would just wait on the Man…ya know?” I loved it, as well as what he said after where he tells the younger performers not to fall for the “flavor of the week,” but that “we are all given our own song to sing.” You should watch it for yourself and see what I mean.http://www.bet.com/video/betawards/2012/acceptance/frankie-beverly-and-maze-cadillac-lifetime-achievement-award.htmlOdd, how I happened on this bit of wisdom. I don’t watch much tv and when I do it is the same stations; HGTV, YNN, TBS, Hallmark and Comedy Central for my political satire fix…needless to say, I rarely watch BET. But there I was, as if listening to a minister and transfixed on his words, “if we would just wait on the man…but we don’t wanna do we?”We have all been given our own song to sing.Perhaps this spoke to me because that is what the creative process is all about, following our own song. I think, often, as a writer, all of the voices that come from every direction can be destracting and misleading. As he says, “don’t fall for the flavor of the week.” There is a truth within each of us that waits for it’s moment of illumination, I think I was privy to one of Frankie Beverly’s moments. God is good, and it is good to wait on him because you cannot imagine what he will do. I think that is what faith is really all about. Trusting. Waiting. Trusting. Waiting.Nina, who is a dear friend and reader, as well as fellow blogger has a great post on her blog about signs…I suggest you read it…she is remarkable in her talent, (she is a quilter, but I see a book in her future) and you will enjoy seeing her work in process. Her song is clear, her work sings the praises of the Lord and she gives thanks regularly.www.ninamariesayre.blogspot.com go to yesterdays post….So, I wonder, what is your song?