Monday, October 15, 2012

The Sound of Music

Just once I'd like to walk into a room and have the theme for BatGirl play...

Lately I think a lot about different life phases and the music that may accompany them. In TV and movies, music helps set the mood and cues us into the scene expectation. I can think of a lot of situations where that might come in handy.

  • The theme from the Love Boat for first dates
  • The theme from Mission Impossible when your boss gives you a new assignment
  • The theme from Law and Order as you lecture your teenager
  • The theme from NCIS when you check up on your spouse

As I've mentioned in another post on music, I love music. It is part of the fabric of who I am. Music plays in the background of my world nearly constantly - at work, in the car, while cleaning house (Garbage, Version 2.0!), as white noise when I sleep, etc. In a lot of ways right now, Florence + the Machine's Shake it Out is kind of my mantra - with occasional forays into Carly Simon's Coming Around Again. I wake up hearing them. They comfort me in times of stress. They have become my musical talismans. Others may find it silly, but they give me strength.

Is there a soundtrack to your life? 

Take-away - Whatever strengthens you - however odd it may seem to others - is what you need. Embrace what brings you joy.

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