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Bon Jovi: When You Can’t Do What You Do, You Do What You Can

By Robert O'Leary

Jon Bon Jovi, like the rest of us right now, is pretty much stuck at or close to home. We all have to figure out what to do with our time. Some of us are content to have more time to spend with family or to catch up on projects we've been neglecting around the house. Since Bon Jovi is a songwriter, he would naturally gravitate to that activity in his spare time. Being a songwriter I know there is a need to voice and write down the lyrical and musical ideas in your head. So, this impulse also likely moves him to pic up a guitar or sit down at the piano.

As the video below explains, Bon Jovi was trying to come to terms with the reality and meaning of the quarantine, for himself and the world. He came up with a saying: “When you can't do what you do, you do what you can.” The next day, he sat down and began writing a song to go with the title. As he relates in the first video, he wondered what stories other people might have as they are living this shared, albeit socially distant period in time. Take a look at the next few videos. It is one of the positive things which has come out of this time of “crisis.” I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I have.

He shared some of the thousands of verse submissions that had been submitted in the following video:

This caught the eye of Jimmy Fallon, too:

Here is a performance he did on NBC News earlier this month:

Some have created performance videos of their own, so check them out on YouTube. I will finish up with the verse I did on the night I saw the first video:

You know a plant will go to seed

When winter winds begin to blow

And gather strength inside them

For the day that they can grow

  Don't forget that spring has come

And summer's not far behind

Soon we'll bust out of these four walls

And bloom together in the bright sunshine

Feel free to share of your own verse/story with #DoWhatYouCan.

Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts and New England (USA) & “virtually” the world. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.

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