This has the most beautiful soundtrack – and being a musician I am always looking for wonderful, stirring music that is not only lovely but that moves me. Really good music should touch your soul – reach into a place that words can’t. Bring out emotions you didn’t even sometimes know you were feeling. This is one of few that do that for me. Another is “Meet Joe Black” and “To Kill A Mockingbird”. You can honestly feel the emotion from the artist who wrote this – tender at times – haunting at others – stirring and poignant feelings – then deep and painful. Yeah – it’s all there. Joy mixed with incredible gut wrenching pain and heartache. I have felt all of these emotions at one time or another in my life – which is why I connect – really connect with a score like this. I am playing it now even as I write this to my readers – and I am filled with many emotions that are deep and wide – the “seasons” of my life – the “window” into my soul. The most wonderful things that can happen – and the most devastating – they are all wrapped up in who I am – how I love – how I trust and love again. How I am challenged by an ever changing world and my place in it – as my children become adults – as I get older. As I adjust – as I hurt and cry over things and people that I miss – friendships that I can’t “fix” – or how I make the decision to be who I am – no matter what – nothing holding me back – free to express just who that is – and discovering a deep and lasting love that is waiting there for me.
My prayer for you today on this Memorial Day evening – is that you too would listen to beautiful music and discover “hidden” emotions buried deep inside. That you would be moved and stirred to remember the wonderful and meaningful times in your life that make you – you. That you would not be afraid to really feel. To embrace life – with all it’s wonder – joy and heartache – learn the valuable lessons from those experiences and recognize how truly unique and amazing you are.