Friday, April 9, 2010

The Music Of A Dream

Wow ... I haven't been back here in ages! Someone asked what I was busy with, and I answered cheekily, "I'm busy being a wife!" To which the poor guy had no answer for ...

Sometimes, when JX and I get into the mood, we'd play this game where one of us sings a song, and the other has to identify the song name and singer--although I must say that most times he's the one belting out songs for me to guess, cos he's got a bigger repertoire. Last night, while playing, I started singing My Favorite Things--which we both agreed was a beautiful song, way up there with Edelweiss and Over The Rainbow. I'm always reminding myself that our kids must grow up with musicals like The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz and My Fair Lady.

I mean, which kid doesn't know how to sing "Do-Re-Mi"? But when TSOM first came out, who would have thought it would go on to be popular for more than almost half a century? I liked what Christopher Plummer said when he was interviewed 40 years after TSOM. When reporters and the whole media hoopla started appearing onset, he told Julie Andrews, "Looks like this may turn out to be a hit ... for all you know, we could become famous!" Not extraordinary lines, but it told me that when they went into TSOM, they never expected it to become a sleeper hit, and it was probably something they did as part of their daily jobs, just hoping to make some moolah for the family.

Isn't it true that so often, the dreams that come true start off as the least extraordinary things we do daily?

Ecclesiastes 11:6 (MSG)
"Go to work in the morning and stick to it until evening without watching the clock.
You never know from moment to moment how your work will turn out in the end."

Bet you didn't know this was in the Bible. Of course, the more well-known version is this:

Ecclesiastes 11:6 (NKJV)
"In the morning sow your seed,
And in the evening do not withhold your hand;
For you do not know which will prosper,
Either this or that,
Or whether both alike will be good."

You may dream of the kind of legacy you want to leave behind, but you will only ever know the full impact of how it has turned out when you look back many years later.

In the meantime, keep sowing and working hard and above all, don't ever stop dreaming and hoping!

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