In a Moment….

Hey Gang –

Let me just encapsulate my 2012 so far with the following paragraph from my newest book, Zentauria.  (This is paragraph one, chapter one, by the way.)

All major changes in life happen in a moment: a phone call, email, chance meeting, the birth of a child, the death of a loved one, screeching brakes, a single gunshot, or the blinding flash of a revelation. From one moment to the next, any of these things could portend a new chapter in our journey. And while the foundation for many of these events might have been laid out way in advance, you can always find the exact moment of any major shift in the life experience.

I just can’t bring myself to go into much detail at the moment, but let’s just say that my most recent “moment” happened in a phone call from my mother on 12-29-11, and less than 48 hours later, I’m visiting an intensive care unit in Panama City, Florida.  This was my New Year’s Eve.

And I’m still here in PC, by the way, taking things a day at a time, with most everything else on hold at the moment.  It’s funny… you can plan, strategize and look forward to any number of things in your life, but anything and everything is subject to change… in a moment.  Life truly is a fragile, volatile, and unpredictable proposition.

About the only constant in my life these past couple weeks has been the gym and the running. And, as usual, the physical training remains stone constant – especially during difficult times – because it shifts from being a mere lifestyle component to a meditative survival mechanism.  Don’t know what I would do without it.  And… yes – I’ve been diligently keeping up with my marathon training in a separate journal and will be updating things around here asap.

As far as everything else, I’m sorry to be so cryptic about the particulars right now.  Hang in there with me…


About Bobby Rock

Bobby Rock is a world renown drummer, the author of nine books, and a recognized health and fitness specialist with certifications in exercise, nutrition and meditation. He has recorded and toured with a variety of artists, released three CDs as a solo performer and is recognized as a top drumming educator. He is currently touring with rock icon, Lita Ford. Through speaking, writing and activism, Bobby remains committed to a number of animal and environmental causes. Bobby lives in Los Angeles.
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17 Responses to In a Moment….

  1. Richard Martin says:

    MJ and I are with you Bobby. Give us a call if you want to.

  2. Jason says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your words are so true…….well said!

  3. Trevor says:

    Thinking of you and your family Bobby. Hang tough.


  4. Jeff Colen says:


    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. sulynne says:


    My Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending good vibes.

  6. trinityelsie says:

    god bless all your family, keep your chin up brother! we love you, trinity and elsie
    midland, tx

  7. Michelle Harless Hanberry says:

    Bobby, you have absolutely nailed it. No one knows the moment that will bring you to your knees. And, then how hard it can be to get back up or long it will take you. I have found many things in my life to be true and nothing rings truer to me than, that which doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger. Even though at that particular moment you may wish that it had killed you. Then the moment of clarity comes that you made it through and you are stronger and that life is good!

  8. Sue Griffith says:

    Bobby…thank you for your inspirational words, even as you face adverse times. God Bless you and yours.

  9. Kristi Dodson Chetkovich says:

    I love you Bobby

  10. CJ says:

    Bobby, whatever you are going through, always wishing you the best. Sending thoughts and prayers your way man through this tough time. CJ

  11. Tracey Holt says:

    Bobby, you have always been there for me and I’m absolutely here with you at this time. Lots of love and prayers for you and your family.

  12. Steven Lee Anderson says:

    My family means everthing to me too BoB.Lets forget you and I both take drumming very seriously.But our loved ones mean so much more because without them, we wouldnt be who we are today. sorry bout your bad news.Take care man, SLA

  13. Robin Auria says:

    Bobby our hearts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. We love you all and please give my Godfather a big hug from me. He was a great support for me when I went through some health problems. Peace, blessings and love from all of us.

  14. Christine says:

    Life is fragile. Last week a dear friend of mine passed away from cancer. It is easy to feel helpless. Just being there is a good thing.
    Bobby, I don’t know what your situation is, but, I’ll send good thoughts your way.

    “Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
    ― Eckhart Tolle

  15. Belinda Burkhardt says:

    Bobby first of all let me say my prayers are with you and your family. Second what you wrote is so true you never know from one day to another what life brings you. That’s why in my opinion you live one day at a time and although I have lots of Faith it’s still hard to do at times. So here I still am continuing my journey one day at a time. Hope this makes sense. God Bless you and your family.

  16. Liane says:

    Bless you and your family…wishing good things for you all…hang in there…

  17. steven c miller says:

    David Koresh checking in.

    Havent talk in a long time Bobby. Sorry to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.


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