Life is a song

Textures by Kim Klassen: Friday and Sunday

Life is a song, and it’s up to you and your heart to write the lyrics.

If you had a soundtrack for your life, what would it sound like? What would the lyrics and music be for the opening credits, the innocence of childhood, teenage puppy love, fighting, making up, breaking up, mental breakdown, wedding, birth of a child, and end credits?

Chances are the beginning would be lovely, full of lullabies and light hearted songs.

Then, someone misses a note, or misses a cue and everything moves into a minor key, and the lyrics respond in kind. Angst, loneliness, heartbreak…the stuff of great ballads and country music songs.

But throughout the soundtrack, we’re the ones actually writing the lyrics and music, aren’t we? As the composer of our lives, we’re the Beethovens and Mozarts. We’re the Rogers and Hammersteins. We’re the Carol Kings and John Lennons. Our song is completely up to us what it’s going to sound like.

We spend so much time going over and over the past in our heads. And while remembering the past is very beneficial at times so we don’t take the same missteps, it is…well…in the past. We can never get it back or relive it. That song has already been written, composed and performed.

But the future! The future is full of promise and hope. It’s waiting for us to begin putting notes and lyrics on a page..full of the sharps and flats that will determine how we will sing and dance from today forward.

So what sort of symphony does your future hold?

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6 thoughts on “Life is a song

  1. I am at a loss for words here, Lisa, so I will just tell you that these words now hang on the bulletin board next to my desk. Thank you, and as always, so beautifully written.

    Happy Sunday to you, my friend, and I wish you a wonderful beginning to your week.



  2. Good quesion, if I had to compose it, it would be a mixture of happy, sad and heavy metal. Great choice I am sure everyone will think about this. Cheers


  3. I’m trying to enjoy the simple moments of melody – major or minor – that come my way and are enjoyable The pleasure of reading for 20 minutes. A short walk if it’s not too cold. Simple activities, but music that is clear, nonetheless.


  4. The soundtrack of most lives has a bit of everything (samba and bolero, waltz and rock’n’roll …). I have my doubts though if we are composing it entirely by ourselves. Sometimes it seems someone else is doing it… Great photograph and editing.


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