Music, movies and books have shaped the story of my life. The arts, in general, have honed and helped me to become the person that I am today. I can’t imagine what my life would have been like without having these be such a strong influence in the way I developed as a person. My life gone through ups and downs. Through it all, music, movies and books were the things that helped me navigate the roller-coaster. Let’s take a look at some of the things things that have helped me along the way.
Music, Movies and Books
It’s funny. I have always been a more dominate right-brain person. However, my left brain seems to be the glue that holds it all together. I tend to be methodical in my approach to some of the creative things in my life. But when it comes to “Music”, the first part of my music, movies and books trilogy, I’d have to say that I tend to be very loyal to the artists that really strike a chord in me. The song below, is one such song that left an everlasting mark on my heart:
If I have aged myself, I don’t really care…as it was right around this time, when I really started to explore how music could bring me the respite I desperately sought when things were not going so well.
For the second part of the music, movies and books trilogy, the movie I am most drawn to has to be this one:
I’ve watched this one more times than I can count. Why do I love it so much, perhaps it is due to the “writing” component. Regardless, this story kind of tugs at my heart strings. Sleepless in Seattle will always be the one movie that I could call my own. It is and will probably always be my favorite movie.
I love books. So much so, I started my own book club. I have not read as much as I wanted to lately. If I were to pick the last part of the music, movies and books trilogy it would be this:
After reading Queen of Your Own Life by Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff, I realized it was up to me to create my own happiness. You can’t rely on others…you need to make it happen yourself. I’ve tried to live by this creed for most of my life. I tend to forget when I get bogged down by the muck that we all have to drive through on a daily basis. This book happens to be an all-time favorite of mine.
I am going to be exploring more of my creative side in the months to come. It feels good to be going back to the types of music, movies and books that bring me comfort and peace. I am looking forward to sharing what I have re-discovered on my journey.