9/29/09

What Is Your Life's Theme Song?

What is your life’s theme song? I’ve asked this question before, in fact it was almost exactly two years ago, although this year the question is different for me. I wonder if it will feel the same to those of you who answered it before... I’m not sure why it feels different, but it does...For one thing, I knew when I asked this question the first time that the theme song to my life would be A River Runs Through It, but I didn't know why, so I didn’t mention it at the time. However, I did give a lot of thought to the fact that the title, A River Runs Through, is a metaphor for all families, regardless of where they live. And, I’ve learned over the last few decades of my life, how much our families shape us into the people we become, or you could say, how much our families “run through us.” When I first saw this film I cried, like everyone, but after seeing it the first time, I continued to watch it to the point of obsession, and I couldn’t understand why; although, later I realized I identified with the youngest character played in the movie by the then unknown, Brat Pitt. Now, how in the world could a female from South Louisiana relate to a male character from Montana? When I told my mother how I felt, and asked her what she thought troubled the character about his relationship with his parents... She said, "They were emotionally distant, whereas he was open and warm..." It struck me as odd how quickly she answered my question, but I was still confused, so I asked, “Well, Mom, did you understand why his parents were emotionally distant, and besides they seemed to love their children.” My mother looked at me like she was taken aback, but calmly replied, "Well Ann, of course they loved their children, but they were Scotch Irish." Then, it clicked, because we are Scotch Irish as well...my whole family, with the exception of one Irish grandfather and a German Grandmother. I was relieved to suddenly realize why I strongly related to the character in the book and film, because we were brought up in similar circumstances and shared similar personalities. Therefore, when I considered how “rivers run through” all families, it changed the way that I looked at what I would consider the theme song of my life. Have you ever strongly related to a character in a book or movie? If you have, I think it will help you answer this question, or answer it for you. The first time I asked this question I phrased it differently; I asked,“What was your life’s Musical Score?” If you remember answering it, see if you feel differently now, or know more about yourself, or think of another song. In any event, there is more to think about when answering this particular Tuesday’s Question. And I guess I rattled on more about it as well... Nevertheless, I hope Tuesday’s Question has always been a challenge, in addition to a blast. Moreover, I know you might not believe me, even if I shouted it from the highest rooftop in your town; but these questions have taught me a lot about all of you, and people in general; I hope you’ve had the same experience. And I'm Sorry again about posting so late in the day... I'm dealing with Dell’s (my computer) control issues again... One of these days he's going to find his computerized self at the bottom of the Mississippi River...it's sooo frustrating. Also, I realize this is more like a preamble than the beginning of a Tuesday's Question post. I hope you will forgive me; I just had more to say on this one, and I will leave the post up throughout the day tomorrow. Now, I want to know the theme song to your life... Just skip over the next few paragraphs if you're familiar with Tuesday's Question. Note to first time visitors: If this is the first time you've visited Tuesday's Question, please note, that I'm glad you're here. All participates answers are published (along with a link to their site) within Tuesday's Question's post and you don't have to own a blog to participate. All you have to do is write your answer in comments and I will publish your comment along with your name. Just leave everything to me~ :0 Everyone's answers will be posted as quickly as possible throughout the day with a link to the participating blogger's blogs, therefore, don't forget to stop by and visit the blogger's who commented. Chances are, if you liked a blogger's answer, you will also enjoy reading their blog. Have Fun, and don't forget, Tuesday's Question is a weekly post of original questions, link love, and friendship, so jump in and let us know your answer. You can read the answers throughout the day by clicking "Read More"

15 comments:

Sandee said...

Thank You for Being a Friend

Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down the road and back again
your heart is true you're a pal and a confidant

And if you threw a party
Invited everyone you knew
You would see, the biggest gift would be for me
and the card attached would say,
Thank you for being a friend

I loved the Golden Girls and when I first heard this song I was hooked. It's been in my head ever since.

It just fits me as friends are the most important aspect a person can have in their lives. Friends are to be cherished and nurtured. The song just fits me to a tee.

Have a terrific day Annie. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

"Annie" said...

Sandee! That song is you! It's perfect...I'm glad I was able to get back online and read this...you made my day...My computer is driving me crazy...

I cannot get the read more hack to work, in addition to it's extremely slow. It took me most of the day to get this post up, and I couldn't edit it, so I hope only my friends drop by...



And I love all of what you said here: "friends are the most important aspect a person can have in their lives. Friends are to be cherished and nurtured. The song just fits me to a tee."

You have made my day...And I thank you for being a friend! You're special to me...

Big hug and lotsa lovies back to you~

Annie

"Annie" said...

To everyone: If I don't get your post up today, it's because I'm having computer problems...but I will post them and reply to all of you...Thanks for your patience...

Annie

Shinade aka Jackie said...

I have two and mine are tied to my experiences in life more than anything else.

The first is by Natalie Merchant...Wonder. It's all about over coming many things in life....

Dr'S have come from distance cities just to see me...
They say I must be one of God's own creations...
And far as they can see they can find no explanation...
Ohhhhh I believe fate smiled at destiny...laughed as she came to my cradle...know this child be able...laughed as she came to my mother know this child will be gifted with love patience and faith.....she'll make her way!!

I listen to it whenever I start to feel myself sinking into self pity because my early childhood was so very terrible.

Then I am reminded that God did bless me with the strength to over come.

I have to go with Sandee's choice also for my other one. For I have been blessed to have so many wonderful friends!

Gosh it's so good to have you back Annie!!

Big hugs!!
Jackie:-)

ettarose said...

Annie this is a hard question for me to answer. There are many songs that I feel are me deep inside. One that I have loved since the first time I heard it is Softly and Tenderly. That song tells me that God loves me no matter what. I feel his arms around me when I hear that song.

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
calling for you and for me;
see, on the portals he's waiting and watching,
watching for you and for me.

Come home, come home;
ye who are weary come home;
earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, come home!

So many things in my life I want forgiveness for and I know he does. Do I forgive myself?

Grace said...

Whoa, this is a difficult thing. There are so many songs that tell my story but a theme?

Some of my songs are:

At Seventeen

My Way

Wonderful World/Over the Rainbow

Unwritten

Really hard question, Annie...

Finding Pam said...

Annie this is difficult because so many songs represent parts of my life. But my all time favorite is Louis Armstrong's A wonderful World

I see trees of green........ red roses too
I see em bloom..... for me and for you
And I think to myself.... what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue..... clouds of white
Bright blessed days....dark sacred nights
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.

The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are also on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin.. how do you do
Theyre really sayin......I love you.

I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
Theyll learn much more.....than Ill never know
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.

The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are there on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin.. how do you do
They're really sayin...*spoken*(I ....love....you).

I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
*spoken*(you know their gonna learn
A whole lot more than Ill never know)
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself .......what a wonderful world.


I can't believe that you like that movie as much as I do. I also loved Legends of the Fall and Meet Joe Black.

To travel to Montanna and Whyoming are two of the places I want to visit.

I am glad that you are back, and that your computer posted for us.

Finding Pam said...

Opps...sorry about that mis spelling. My nail caught the H.

hahahahahaha!

Chelle said...

Oh Annie it is so nice to come here and see you are still posting :)

As for my answer, that's a tricky one. There are so many songs I relate to, I think I need an entire soundtrack.

But for today my answer is "We've Only Just Begun" by the Carpenters - because there is so much ahead to do & enjoy :)


Hope you get your computer back up to speed!

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Ewwwwww....getting some wonderful answers Annie!!

Just popping in on Monday to let you know I am thinking about you.

Happy week and hugs!
Jackie

Micah said...

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Tim said...

Hi annie you are great writer cause your post are full with so natural human stories. I'm agree with for my friends are everything they are my famile too.

ipod headphones said...

Mine is "Gives You Hell", because there are so many people who doubted me, and when they see me now, it must give them Hell.

ipod headphones said...

What is that one song you love, that seems to be about your life?

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