Music for a Moment—Violin with Heartstrings
There is a piece of music that tugs at my heartstrings, every time I hear it on Pandora. I know not what it is, but the violin is so melancholy and heartfelt that I must say it is my favorite.
To hear that music makes me pause, it speaks to my soul. Perhaps, I will pay attention and find out what it is next time. Yet, I rather think the randomness of hearing it without hitting a play button—makes it ever so much more meaningful—bittersweet and otherworldly.
It is the one piece of music that is not a “soundtrack to my life.”
I love it for the pureness of the sound and passion in the playing. I am grateful for the randomness!
Music for the Past—”Viva La Vida” Cold Play
The driving upbeat sound “I used to rule the world…” turn it up!
I love to play this in the morning—Play it loud—Get up and dance around! It motivates me to clear the decks and start a new project. I feel like my younger self again—in a time where I made a difference every day. It was fun solving problems being empowered.
That was then, this is now.
For me it was the overthrow of a company—I had no part in it. Shaking hands with the orchestrator of the ruse for the first time—made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. There was no stopping what had been set in motion. He wiped out a company and with it, hundreds of jobs.
A man’s life work—a body of work—sucked down the drain and those of us with it.
Yes, there are fond memories and all the good we did for a town, yes, we were creating jobs… but those jobs for the greedy meant nothing—only their gain and a hefty Swiss bank account or two.
I also think of that photo of Saddam Hussein in his undershirt unshaven hiding … what we do to other people… He was a pawn of our government. We set him up. We took him out.
But today I choose to dance for myself.
That was then, this is NOW!
Live the life!
Music for Life
“Tapestry“ by Carole King
A song from my past—a music for my life— from early beginnings a fascination of textiles of things Entwined—music for life.
A life of ups and downs but always creating new lines of pattern, moving forward, creatively living, sometimes the edges are a little frayed but they can be fixed or just appreciated with time. Color excites me. Color soothes me. Fabric evokes such rich memories of family—sitting at my grandmother’s feet learning to stitch, rhythms of up and down, up and down—sometimes having to pull out and begin again—creating patterns, creating texture, creating things.
Lessons learned of up and down and redoing until you get it right, at least satisfied.
Up and down—a grandmother’s smile—a touch, a skill for a life of lessons—living, learning, creating, sharing—an Entwined Life. Always staying busy, up and down.
What Music gets your juices flowing?