I've been putting together the movie of my life for about a dozen years now. And selecting tracks for the soundtrack along the way. It is a thought I enjoy, as I've shared moments of joy or terror or truth with my friends, and one particular client (who, while we don't do 'friend things' I've really grown to enjoy, and I would soooo watch her movie).
Life is always giving us The Unexpected for a moment of reset, potential for growing, clarifying values, simplifying needs. We are in a season, in this house, of TU and it has inspired me to hug my children, collapse into my man, ease up on the guilt I carry, and seek out other people's creations and positivity. I miss creating--glue and paper, photos and an exacto knife--although baking really is a good substitute. Music has disappeared, nearly, from my ears. I have tons of cds abandoned and alone in a sterilite box upstairs. Talk radio or the kids' one cd fills up the car. The talk radio became so enjoyable, perhaps, because my chance at daily conversation (with adults) is one of the things I have given up to be home with my children.
As we were leaving the grocery today, Theo made a request for Sugarland. When we got home, Suvi was asleep in her carseat, I was really into the music. I asked Theo if he was ready to go in the house; "Nope. I want to listen to Sugarland." We brought it in, and thanks to Deanna, we were able to slip the cd into the player she installed in our kitchen. (She knew it'd be ages before I put up the under the cabinet radio/cd player she gave me last summer, so screwed it in as soon as she got it in the house!) He played with his trains as we listened, I caught up on some blogs, and came upon this one. I love the playlist she has going there! I used to make my cards and little creations and write at my late night table with music going, almost in a trance. It was fun to be reminded of MuSiC! I plan on getting reacquainted with my collection. For the Soundtrack.