“Waterfalls” by TLC

Challenges frequently arise in our lives shaking the normally steady ground we walk on. The unexpected surprise of our feats is something we have to decide whether we want to take it face on or walk away and let it fester. There’s always that mountain in life we want to climb to provide the feeling of gratitude and success. Yet, sometimes these mountains can be something too great for us to venture.

The classic tune “Waterfalls” by the ever-so-amazing trio TLC  speaks a powerful message of treading the peaceful waters among us. The girls have their say of troublesome stories as they quaintly sing in their free flowing gear. Tales of a mother losing her son to the vicious game of drug dealing and a man losing his life to AIDS from his sexual desires embody the integral message of what can happen by going after what you’re not accustomed to. “Don’t go chasing waterfalls. Please stick to the rivers and the lengths that you’re used to” is the chorus these ladies calmly sing to us. The easy R&B flow transcends an important word onto the masses to simply stick to the boundaries of what you’re comfortable with. Growing and learning from the challenges life gives us is inevitable as we come face to face with them. So why should we chase them?

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