My Wordsmith Vantage Point

John_LegendI’ve been John “Legend” Stephens’ biggest and most loyal fan since he stepped on the mainstream scene since 2004. In my eyes, there is no wrong he could do. I mean—c’mon! The man has a distinctive voice that crooned the timeless songs such as “All of Me”, “Everybody Knows”, and—one of my personal favorites—“Ordinary People”. His music always recounts about one of the following: love, forlorn, family or celebration. Often there is a sense of optimism in his beautifully gospel, soul, pop and classical blended tunes that resonate with me. And oh, let’s not forget his philanthropy efforts! Not only has he aided in raising money for Hurricane Katrina victims and been involved with HIV awareness, he’s been active with several organizations focused on education, supporting the U.S. military, and women’s issues.

Despite John’s recent nuptials to long-time love, Chrissy Teigen, I still have plenty of love for him. Besides, I value him for his emotive music and community work—coupled with his cool, intellectual demeanor, he’s even more admirable in my eyes. Who am I kidding?! The fact alone that Mr. Stephens graduated from an Ivy League university, is my modern-day Sam Cooke, and can pull off a three-piece suit is well enough to make me melt like butter on a wood stove. “;-)”

Currently, Legend’s at the end of his North American Made To Love tour and I’m particularly heartbroken that I couldn’t make the D.C. concert back in October. But one day, I’ll enjoy a live concert. Until then, I have online outlets such as the NPR Tiny Desk Concert.

Think of me fondly, John…



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