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: http://adamwaid.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/music-is-life-part-2/ .
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 http://youtu.be/Dbf2C39kNs0
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 http://youtu.be/0gRaDlThvMs
When as a high school sophomore I finally realized that a pimply-faced boy named Larry didn't love me back http://youtu.be/abaJfuJbkgg (Oh yes, I was nine-kinds of dramatic!)
When I packed up myself and my daughter and moved to Atlanta to start life over http://youtu.be/TtGY4G7II6s 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 http://youtu.be/MihFL56nq1U 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 http://youtu.be/8F3JHN2H1bA , http://youtu.be/waYUzxK8TYA , http://youtu.be/qFg_EG4p8Q0
When I think of my Pawpaw & Mawmaw I think of http://youtu.be/xnKOVPXhlnE it's what visiting them in Louisiana felt like.
When I think of my usually darling daughter, I think of http://youtu.be/LwUWoMzuUsw (bring on the tissue!)
When it's been a tough work week and Friday won't get her soon enough http://youtu.be/cZcoQvtNYYs
When I think about life overall this is the song I think of http://youtu.be/MX5OqyBYKh4
What I hope other people will someday think of if they ever ponder my life http://youtu.be/7vt4y0aY-uA
When I need to jam, it’s probably something along the lines of http://youtu.be/iVxiHC9AJQw I mean, come on – That’s ROCKIN’!
That's the short list folks. I wonder, what are some songs that speak to you?