I was sitting in the theatre this weekend watching “La La Land” finally! (Just in time for the Golden Globes.) Then this song (“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”) plays: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBUXcNTjviI&t=3s And all my friends stared at me with that all knowing smile. But I ignored them, lost in the moment. That moment every artist dreams of, the moment all of your dreams come true.
I’m still lost in that dream and inspired to begin a new project. A project I did not want to begin, as I wanted to finish the mammoth of a book I’ve been clawing my way through. But what we want and what we need are often two separate things. And what I needed was not found in my book, but in taking a brief moment to compassionately reflect on eleven years of chronic pain and attempt to answer the questions I have not been able to speak. Just when I wondered if I’d have anything to say or if this journey is worth it, through my speakers comes “I could find the whole meaning of life in those sad eyes / They say things that you never quite say but I hear / Come out of hiding I’m right here beside you / And I’ll stay there as long as you let me / Because you matter to me. . .” (“You Matter To Me” from “Waitress”) There it was God singing from my iPhone and suddenly, I was at peace and that was enough for one day.
To listen to “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBUXcNTjviI&t=3s
For the official site of “La La Land” click here: http://www.lalaland.movie/
To listen to “You Matter To Me” click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU1gKmZYFVc
For the official site of “Waitress” click here: http://waitressthemusical.com/index.php?gclid=Cj0KEQiAqdLDBRDD-b2sv6-i6MsBEiQAkT3wAv1p5sUhxfSBdno6hSZuDmZAyZuBt8FtDGuTtauVCW4aAhQW8P8HAQ
As always I’d love to hear what’s been going through your head this week! Comment below!