Monday, April 13, 2015
The Soundtrack of My Life, Day 1
A while ago (a couple weeks maybe? a month?) Stephen T. McCarthy posted some songs that were akin to Theme Songs on his blog. That started me thinking about my life and what sort of mix tape would play if I were to create one. And that has led to this Let Me Introduce You To "This" Concept. I've decided that over the course of Who Knows How Long I'm going to post a short (to medium short to slightly long) blog bit to correspond with a song from the Soundtrack Of My Life.
In the thinking about this idea, I've come to realize that a great deal of my life is Phases. Some of those were months, others years. Some of the songs I really identified with at that specific time. Others I realize (now) are apt descriptors of that time of my life.
By no means does this mean I'm blogging about this exclusively. It doesn't mean my endeavor to move through Train albums is over. It just means I'm introducing something new that (I hope) will happen with regularity. I invite you to mull over your own life. If, in the mulling, you decide that this idea sounds pretty cool, AND it's something you'd like to do on your blog... do it!
This isn't a hop. There is no Linky List. If, at any time, you decide to create a Soundtrack of Your Life (one song at a time) and post them on your own blog, I will add you to the bottom of each of these blogs I write with a link. There is no date you must post on. No date you must start on. No date you must finish on. There is actually no set rules of any kind. You can post a song for every year of your life. Every event of your life. Every phase of your life. Or a combination of the above. In other words, there really aren't any rules.
I will begin this endeavor by posting my first song. It's called Wonder by Natalie Merchant. I'm choosing it for two reasons 1) Particularly when I was at my lowest (about the time this song was recorded... or shortly thereafter) I felt like I was a shining example of God's creation gone absurdly wrong. In other words, I felt like anything but a Wonder of God's Own Creation. 2) I've decided, once again, that I am wonder of God's own creation. Just like you. Just like each and every one of us.
In any event, this is Day 1.
Is this something you'd like to do on your blog? If so, let me know and I'll post a link here. Do you feel like one of the wonders of God's creation?