Friday, 14 October 2011

Remembering Steve Beyond the Limelight

Living each day to its fullest, like each day is your last is what Steve endorsed and exemplified. The way he originally put it was “I want to put a ding in the universe”.  To do this one needs a reason for living, to be able to proclaim to the universe itself — I am here and I matter.

The purpose driven life provides vision which has the power to change the world, Steve certainly proved this and was one of "those who wish to be" which the Rush lyrics to Limelight so aptly illustrate, see below.
Living in the Limelight,
The universal dream,
For those who wish to seem.

Those who wish to be,
Must put aside the alienation,
Get on with the fascination,
The real relation,
The underlying theme.
The song introduced on this site and viewable on the companion song4stevejobs YouTube Channel is composed for Steve, its title is Be and its subtitle is Keynotes. The icon for Be features a caret symbol representing a musical marcato or any of the other functional meanings for a caret, they are all equally valid and denote that life should be lived with belief and verve. The subtitle is for Steve’s gift for making presentations and also the key notes in the Be composition itself.

As a cancer survivor I can relate to the increased vigor for life one feels on the edge, where the moments become expressions of — make it so, believe if you dare. In this way, Steve’s life was analogous of stepping out on the water like Peter did in the Biblical story. Life urges us to get out onto the waves and personify active life changing faith in contrast to the stationary inertia of staying in the secure boat.

We can all be glad that a master builder who truly cared about the kind of tools (OS X, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad and much more) people would like to work with was Steve, he truly led the way and set the standard high.

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