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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Musical Existence

Pin It First let me ask your forgiveness for not posting this on 'my day' last Thursday. I was away from home unexpectedly this week and had no regular internet access. However, now I have returned and am ready to get back to business as usual. Enjoy.


I'll be the first to admit that music is a powerful force in my life. I'm sure there are others out there who would agree that music has a way of inspiring which words alone cannot. There are certain songs that speak to my heart, others that seem to have discovered a portion of my soul and set it to chords, harmony and euphony of sound. When I hear a familiar melody, I must sing along. And besides that, music puts a little spring in my step that I simply cannot control.

Like when I'm at the grocery store, for instance.

Can anyone honestly expect me to suppress the urge to dance when I hear Celebration playing through the overhead speakers? My cart becomes my partner as we bust a move down Aisle 9. Or what about hearing the strains of American Pie played from the store radio, just beckoning me to sing along? Grocery store music is the best; it's almost like starring in my very own musical.

And speaking of musicals, don't you feel just a little bit disappointed that real life is not that way? I mean, can you imagine the pure awesomeness of people just randomly breaking out in choreographed song and dance at any given place or time? Grocery stores, bus stops, classrooms, traffic jams... imagine the possibilities!



I am a firm believer that this is what heaven will be like. On that note, if heaven truly does conform to each person’s vision of what it should be, then in my heaven we will all be performing a celestial musical upon the most puffy, milky-white clouds you've ever seen - each and every one of us soaring... flying... and (wait for it...) breakin' free.

('Cause there's not a star in heaven that we can't reach.)

12 comments:

Corine said...

Gerb... sounds heavenly to me as well! I SO WISH I HAD THAT SPONTANEOUS TALENT OF GREAT COREOGRAPHY! :D And by the way... I absolutely LOVE both HSM (esp. the first one), and Enchanted. That song... Breaking Free is great! :D -

I think I will start putting more music into my blogs too. :)

Mom not Mum said...

I did miss your post - glad you're home and the video was just the pick me up I needed. I too sing at the grocery store and move with a little skip - sometimes I wonder if people notice and then I actually wonder how they can NOT sing along too.

Farscaper said...

Wow.. today has been a music day on the blogs. I didn't realize how much music is NOT in my life until now. I take care of my kids.. watch hours of children's TV (bang my head against the wall a few times to clear out the cobwebs) then go to bed for the day to start all over again.

The music I've heard today has really make me happy and feel alive!! (LOVE Enchanted - thks)

Anaise said...

So, just for kicks, I clicked on your links and my kids, who were playing near by, came running and my whole family gathered together for a 6 minute concert. Giggles, and general happiness were the order of the moment.

What a fun moment in our day.

Thanks.

PMC said...

i love picturing you swinging on down the bread aisle!!! and i have been humming a little love into our dinners lately because of you!!! :)

Richard & Natalie said...

Gerb,
I'm glad to have you back and the post was worth the wait. No need to ask for forgiveness.
You've inspired me. I'm clicking on iTunes right now to see what kind of musical I can make out of my errands today; people at the grocery store better watch out...

Amber said...

That would be heavenly! Also, I'm glad I'm not alone with my grocery store singing. There are just certain songs that need your participation.

Gerb said...

Corine- I just wish I could dance in some manner that does not embarrass my kids. Actually, I take that back. I love embarrassing my kids. ;0) And there's just something magical about music, isn't there?

MNM- I once caught a couple doing a ballroom type dance down the aisle. They stopped when they saw me so as I passed them by I did a little spin, bowed, and went on my way. Us crazies gotta stick together.

Farscaper- Enchanted is a favorite of mine. Glad you enjoyed the post!

Anaise- You can never have enough music in a day. My life is filled with it. =0)

PMC- It somehow makes the food taste better, don't you think? And thanks for letting me know your little secret. It makes me feel a little bit of awesome.

Natalie- If I see you there, I'll dance along.

Amber- Amen, sister!

SO said...

I totally agree with you on this one. I would love to be able to break out into song and dance. Being somewhere that they are doing a flash mob is one of my hearts desires. And that scene from Enchanted? One of my favorites ever.

Gina said...

My very intuitive daughter watched that whole video and proclaimed, "Except he is missing just one thing. Lips!" I am not sure that she understood that concept through the entire song. Somehow she picked up on that little fact with the closing picture.

Thank you for the music.

Teachinfourth said...

Gerb, thanks for sharing this post. Reading the words and listening to the music made one thing very clear...life would not truly be life without the music.

Gerb said...

SO- I never knew those were called "flash mobs". Maybe I should attempt to coordinate one someday... although my dance moves would be lacking. I'm much better at spontaneous flailing arms than choreographed moves. In my next life, I'll be a dancer...

Gina- I love your little Birdie. I bet she is a hoot to just listen to all day.

T5th- Can I get an AMEN!? 100 percent agreed.

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