Friday, April 21, 2017

Omer 2017 Day 11: Rocky Theme


Day 11: Netzach in Gevurah, Endurance in Strength
Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme) by Bill Conti


When I lived in Philadelphia, I lived down the street from the Italian Market and worked just a few blocks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. On my lunch break, if I was willing to brave the traffic on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, I could eat lunch on the steps of the museum. Inevitably, a group of tourists would arrive, snap a photo with the Rocky statue, and then race up the steps humming the Rocky Theme. I never saw anyone make it all the way up the 72 steps to the top; usually they would stop short, raise their arms above their heads, and do the little Rocky dance on whatever step they had managed to reach, but it never failed to entertain.

The lesson? You need both endurance and strength to run up all those steps and to face your toughest challenges in life.