Monday, January 31, 2011

Soundtrack to an Ordinary Life

Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul. ~author unknown
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence. ~Robert Fripp

Music has been my playmate, my lover, and my crying towel. ~Buffy Sainte-Marie

Music is what feelings sound like. ~author unknown

I adore these quotes on music.  I have always loved music - all kinds.  Music truly enhances life, I can't imagine life without it.  So much so that I have found myself throughout life assigning certain songs as the soundtrack for the many things encompassed in life: various experiences, people who have crossed my path, phases of life, big and small events -  and of course the feelings and emotions that are tied into all of these things. 

Often in my blogs, I'll include the lyrics to a song that speaks to me in direct relation to what I'm writing, or sometimes a link to the video.  Today's blog about the soundtrack to my life was actually inspired by a friend's blog and my overly-long comment to it - sorry Adam!  You can check out his blog here: . 

So, in an effort to let you know a little more about me, here are a few tracks on the soundtrack of my life...

When I was teased in elementary school, I loved

When I remember my sisters and I putting on "shows" in the living room for dear ol' Mom and Dad, I think of my signature solo 

When as a high school sophomore I finally realized that a pimply-faced boy named Larry didn't love me back (Oh yes, I was nine-kinds of dramatic!)

When I packed up myself and my daughter and moved to Atlanta to start life over even now when we hear this, Rebecca lights up and says "Mom, it's our song!"

When I’m driving, windows down, you will likely find me listening to because nobody rocks like THE BOSS! His music *feels* like the pulse of our great country.

When I'm overwhelmed with life as a single person/single-Mom , ,

When I think of my Pawpaw & Mawmaw I think of it's what visiting them in Louisiana felt like.

When I think of my usually darling daughter, I think of  (bring on the tissue!)

When it's been a tough work week and Friday won't get her soon enough

When I think about life overall this is the song I think of

What I hope other people will someday think of if they ever ponder my life

When I need to jam, it’s probably something along the lines of  I mean, come on – That’s ROCKIN’!

That's the short list folks.  I wonder, what are some songs that speak to you?


  1. Marvelissa-

    Great post! I can tell you are a huge 80's fan! =) I think Toby Mac's "Get Back Up Again" is a perfect soundtrack for life.

  2. I am a huge 80's music fan! Maybe I'll do an 80's music and movies post soon - they go hand in hand.

  3. WOW, quite a list!

    When I was a little girl...Cinderella's "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes."

    When I was in my Twenties and a new Christian: Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life." (meaning Jesus...not a guy)

    Life song: Andrae Crouch's "To God Be the Glory" (sung at my wedding, and want it sung at my funeral)

    Fun post...keep up the lovely writing!

    L., B.

  4. Becky, "You Light Up My Life" and the theme song to "Fame" were my two favorite songs to rollerskate too when I was a kid!

    And hey...Let's dont talk about your FUNERAL! Ok? We need you around a LONG TIME.