As mentioned in an earlier post, we watched every episode this year of American idol. Sigh. Yes, it's over. And yet, I still am posting blogs about this show that has somehow grabbed my heart and impacted my life. It's literally stayed with me daily. I will find myself reflecting on Jason Castro's lovely version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" as I'm scrambling eggs in the morning...or...a walk to the mailbox will remind me, somehow, of Syesha's "I Believe"...but all truly dim in comparison to the fond memories I have of Alexis Cohen.
Why do I like Alexis Cohen so much?
1. she's real
2. she's honest
3. she's a tryer
4. she's inspirational
5. she's candid
6. she's longwinded
7. she's a master at "filler-in-words"
8. take it! take it. take it. take it. take it!
9. she has a plan B
10. she's coined the phrase "all-rising"
So, not only did she leave a mark on me, but she has influenced others as well. So much, in fact that a song has been written, sung and produced in her honor.