I wrote this song a little bit ago. And the tune seemed to pop into my head. I am NOT a singer, at all, but I do love music. So as you listen to the tune (ignore messy studio, TV in background and my hands to ears blocking out sounds), I mostly hum, imagine an actual singer singing the lyrics below to that tune! Thank you! Have a great weekend, my friends! 🙂 xx
Just as a mother feels the beat of unborn child
I feel the rhythm from your heart ~ you are loved.
The music of you heartbeat so piercing and so sweet
you are special and unique and ~ you are loved.
Yes there are those bad days, bad times,
(hard, hard, hard ones too),
but, hush now, hush now, do not cry ~ you are loved.
I sing for you a heart song to nourish you within
You are safe, and you are cherished ~ you are loved.
Let my strength pick up your spirits
carry you along.
You aren’t alone, you aren’t forgotten ~ you are loved.
You my friend so beautiful
I sing to let you know.
Do not be sad, I’m here for you ~ you are loved.
“On those loneliest days when you feel such despair
When I lived on one of the peaks of the Chehalem foothills in Oregon, there was a glorious wealth of hummingbirds everywhere. I miss them. Zipping and darting, here and there, they remind me in a way of an ethereal love you can’t quite hang onto as much as you’d like – anyway. 🙂
I should have included this video in my last post, so I’m adding it now. This music gives us awesome energy and the lyrics totally appropriate to inspire during the struggles the “average” (most of us) people of the world are dealing with right now.
Guess what, we can do it – together we’ve got the heart and the smarts to come together for all of us!
Vangelis is a brilliant Greek musical composer.His music is always inspiring. It is his own. With his music he speaks from the soul, adapting his individual style from an emotional/musical palette of sounds.
When Vangelis was asked to write an original music score for the movie Chariots of Fire, he watched the movied repeatedly; his inspiration came from both within and without (His own creativity, the captivating movie and each athlete’s personal and moving story). This youtube video shows him watching the movie while he composes on the piano, an inspiring piece to watch!
“Chariots of Fire” the movie from 1981, won 4 Oscars, including the beautiful musical score by Vangelis.
The movie tells the inspiring story of two British runners, Eric Liddel (The flying Dutchman) and Harold Abrahams, one Scottish and the other Jewish that bring glory to their country in the 1924 Olympics (an interesting note is that they feel the need to excel – viewing themselves as “outsiders”).
The Movie by David Puttnam, producer, was cleverly directed by Hugh Hudson (He was inspired to pace the narrative and use slow-motion and freeze-frame cinematography during race sequences, sharpening the intensity of the moment and conveying the determination of the runners. (for those of you who would like to see some of this inspiring cinematography click on the link below. If you’ve the time, it’s amazing!)
The title for the movie was inspired from a poem by the illuminary William Blake who was writing about winning against the odds. The poem – And Did Those Feet,
…Bring me my bow of burning gold! Bring me my arrows of desire! Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold! Bring me my chariot of fire…
William Blake (1757-1827)
William Blake, poet and artist is well received today for his expressive words and original creativity. He was inspired (in the 18th century) by the ideals and ambitions of the French and American revolutions. He also wrote from the heart.
Now if you’ve been paying attention, here is the Inspiration count:
Athletes (runners) inspired to excel within themselves.
Movie Producer inspired by the athletes’ story.
Words from a poem by William Blake (Who was inspired by other’s overcoming and winning) chosen as the title of the Movie.
Director inspired by the story to create special effects to enhance the runner’s determination to win.
Musician inspired by the story and the movie to write the original music score. Plus countless others inspired by those you just read about.
Need I say more…Inspiration –Inspires, my friends, always! What inspires you … and who do you inspire?
Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend ~ wherever you may be!
The greatest need of all, after the needs of food, clothing and shelter are satisfied, is to be cherished by someone. To know that in a special someone’s heart we have a home we can count on.
Material goals are perceived as necessary in civilization today. But if that is true, it doesn’t then explain all the divorces, over-eating, over indulging in those very same material goals that obviously aren’t doing the trick, only achieving short term happiness along with a lot of unhappy, unfulfilled, sick and miserable people out there.
Do you cherish someone? Let them know. And let them know you need to be cherished too? Today! It’s important, it matters!
“Truly cherishing and being cherished is at the “heart” of what love is all about.”
Penny L Howe, 2014
And just so you know, I cherish you, “my worldwide friends” more than you can ever imagine. You matter and I don’t forget it – not for a nanosecond!
Regardless of age, situation or circumstance, the artistic quality shines through when an artist creates. How glorious to partake of the view from an artistic eye. How wonderful to enjoy the amazing beauty and fulsome imagination an artist presents.
Whether art be produced with pallet, brush and paint, by camera, music notes, the written word, or other creative rendering, an artist produces because he or she must and we the audience view their reflections of life because we equally must.
“To partake of beauty from the artistic soul
is to enhance our own awareness and understanding
of who we are and what we are capable!”
Penny L Howe, 2014
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ve been being creative yourself (as all bloggers are inherently creative – I’ll take that as a given!) Remember to take time to take care of you! Your muse will thank you!