Sail On Silver Girl

After my Mentor, Ralph E. Grimes, got me rolling with my art and learning about The Arts, he often mentioned my rapid progress.  Each week we would meet, listen to classical or jazz music, discuss the problems encountered and work out handlings.  After a while of doing this, Ralph bade farewell at the end of each meeting with “Sail on Silver Girl.”

Ralph’s method of mentoring was from the Old School of Validating the Rightness.  This method is the fastest route to helping creative and talented folks to succeed. I always felt as if that particular method of mentoring was pure magic as I went from sketches to professional paintings in a matter of months without once taking a painting lesson!

Bridge Over Troubled Waters by Paul Simon is about providing comfort for someone in need which is very applicable to this type of mentoring which is a Friend and Guide using the Validate the Rightness Method.

To me the “Sail on Silver Girl” verse of Bridge Over Troubled Waters had a very special meaning, especially the lines “All your dreams are on their way, See how they shine.

I’ve continued the tradition of mentoring artists with the “Validate the Rightness” method now for twenty years!  In all that time, I’ve never received a negative comment!  And, when my artists start taking off on their flight to success, I bade farewell at the end of each meeting with “Sail on Silver Girl” (or boy).

Here’s Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel from the concert in Central Park:

LYRICS
“Bridge Over Troubled Water”

When you’re weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all
I’m on your side
Oh when times get rough
And friends just can’t be found

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you’re down and out
When you’re on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you
I’ll take your part
Oh when darkness comes
And pain is all around

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on, silver girl
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine
Oh if you need a friend
I’m sailing right behind

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind

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You can find me at ILIA LIFE and Help-2-Succeed.

 

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