Sunday, September 14, 2008

Music . . .

My computer is back up and running and so am I!

There's a wonderful Goodwill here in Santa Fe, lots of great books and music, what a treat!

I just picked up the soundtrack to Somewhere in Time, a movie I've loved for years. Part of what makes this film so memorable is the haunting musical score.

So I have to ask myself, why have I never purchased this fine music?

Well when I walked into the Goodwill and looked at the CDs, there it was.

Now I try not to get too excited, because about half the time, at thrift stores or yard sales, you'll see a CD case and get all excited, only to find the case contains something you've never heard of, or worse yet is completely empty.

So I was pretty jazzed when I opened the case and found the CD inside, clean and unscratched.

But the real revelation came when I got home and played the music.

What kind of incredible power does music possess?

As I was listening, the effect was almost visceral, it moved me so deeply.

It changed my whole afternoon. My skin got warm, and a feeling of such expansiveness filled my soul, what can I say?

It was heaven. What a wonderful gift music is to all of us.

Do we realize how lucky we are to have such bounty at our fingertips?

So I want you to dig out some piece of music that moved you in a special way and sit down and experience a bit of wonder for yourself.

And I'll try to get back into this blogging thing.

Life is good.

1 comment:

Suzanne LD Wannabe said...

Hello Kate,
I have a couple of John Barry movie theme collections, Moviola & Moviola II. Somewhere in Time is on one of them and I've always loved it. A couple of my favorites of his that I bought the soundtracks to are "Out of Africa" and "Dances with Wolves". I'm a big fan of soundtracks and I think he's one of the best (and so prolific too.)
Suzanne in Sonoma
Glad your MAC is back in action.