One Hit Wondering On The First. . .

By
Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

 

 

One

Hit

Wondering

On The First. . .

 

 

Despite this post title I will not be reviewing a solo or a group of artists and their "one hit recording" success. Instead, I am discussing the wonderment of "one". As well as "no one" too.   In this case, they seem to exist together.

 

 

I am sharing words from one man who brought forth much enlightenment during his time on this planet as a playwright, screenwriter and author. In the following quote he communicated feelings about chance, uncertainty, possibility as well as the probability of peril in an almost lighthearted way. I would say it is effective. At least for me.

 

 

I like how these words come together and think its message remains good today as we begin month number twelve of 2021.  To me it's about the power of one and perhaps no one too. Who knows who might be forgotten but for those who acknowledge the importance of risk-taking or other talents: 

 

 

If no one

ever took risks,

Michelangelo

would have painted the Sistine floor. 

Attributed to Neil Simon 

 

 

Of course, Michelangelo nor Mr Simon would never be classified as a one hit wonder but taking a look at the bigger picture can tell us more of the story. And it isn't that often true? Make each day of this new month worth celebrating. Happy December!

 

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

Comments (44)

Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I don't know about one hit wonders, but we sure have a vast amount of many hit wonders writing here. So much information and so many talented people sharing it.

Dec 01, 2021 12:29 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - sounds like an enthusiastic applause. . .   

Dec 01, 2021 12:43 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have always been a big fan of The genius of Neil Simon Michael 

Dec 01, 2021 10:54 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael there are a lot of One Hit Wonders in Music and in Real Estate, Endre

Dec 01, 2021 11:31 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - congratulations to Ron on this talent. 

 

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - I certainly enjoyed his wit.

 

Endre Barath, Jr. - there is likely no shortage of those who agree with your comment.  

Dec 02, 2021 05:50 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Michael, I have no idea why I'm even thinking of this person or his song, but as you mention one hit wonders all I can picture now is Tiny Tim and his awful Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips. It's no wonder why it was his only hit!

Dec 02, 2021 06:51 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Sounds like a great blog for agents... Hope you are doing well in 2021 and 2022...

Dec 02, 2021 01:48 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - it's interesting how thoughts and other things seem to come to mind.  I can't remember the last time, the name Tiny Tim(or that song) entered my thinking.  Of course, with your comment - I might not be able to get out of my head.  

 

Eric Bouler - I hope things are going well for you in New Orleans.  Thank you for stopping by with a comment.  

Dec 02, 2021 03:01 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Michael.

Have a great day and a very special weekend.

Dec 03, 2021 06:06 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - Happy Friday and I hope the upcoming weekend is a good one for you.  

Dec 03, 2021 06:33 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - I am reminded of applying for jobs in the past. All I needed back then was one Employer to hire a kid out of High School. When one is young, they can be very vulnerable! 

Dec 04, 2021 08:14 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - our memories can bring forth all kinds of experiences.  Happenstance, good fortune come to mind plus a lucky break or two along the way.  

Dec 04, 2021 08:22 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, cannot beleive it is already December, that year went so fast!   Christmas will be here before you know it.

Dec 05, 2021 08:03 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - and planning for 2023 seems to quickly follow the arrival of 2022 too.  

Dec 05, 2021 08:19 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Michael Jacobs - As you stated, Michelangelo or Neil Simon would be considered as "One-hit Wonders", but many of us think of that one thing that best defines or celebrates the individual such as the Sistine Chapel. 

Dec 05, 2021 09:58 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - some works of art definitely leave me awe-struck.  

Dec 05, 2021 05:35 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Michael Jacobs ,

I love the quote and of course your post gave us something to ponder this 2021 holiday season. Each day is worth celebrating. I had to chuckle with Larry and Shelia's comment about Tin Tim and his one hit "Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips." I can remember I was in disbelief he ever recorded it!

Dec 06, 2021 06:25 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Michael, how different it would have been had Michaelangelo painted the floor of the Sistine Chapel. I'll remember that next time I need to take a risk.

Dec 06, 2021 06:47 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - Tiny Tim seemed to extend his fifteen minutes of fame into something a bit longer, didn't he?

 

Carla Freund - kinda makes you wonder.

Dec 06, 2021 07:18 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I just had to revisit this post Michael. Happy New Year my friend 🙂

Jan 01, 2022 10:38 PM