I am not one to gush about things that I like. Whether that be makeup and skin care products, clothes, shoes, or house stuff. The most I’d rave about is food and food related items. It took moving to Barcelona where I couldn’t just run down to Target (said as if it were a French word Tar – jey) and pick up my favorite bits and pieces or good enough substitutes for me to realize some things are worth raving about. So I’m starting a new series about my favorite things.
There is nothing like moving to a new place to open your eyes to the little things that you absolutely love, that can put a smile on your face, turn your frown upside down, improve your mood, or just make your sigh with pleasure for beauty of it. I make no promises about how often these posts will show up as I am still figuring out a reasonable schedule for posting. I often hang my hat higher than my hands can reach so I am learning how to be realistic about my intentions.
I will start off the feature with, well the song that talks about favorite things from one of my favorite movies “The Sound of Music”. I love that movie. The singing, the dancing, the scenery everything. I think I can sing just about every song in that movie, well, maybe not all of them but I sure do make a valiant attempt at them, even, “Climb Every Mountain”, a true soprano’s tour de force. So lets start at the beginning, a very good place indeed to start.
In case you were deprived as a child and have no idea what “The Sound of Music” is here is the cover art.
I recently met some Catalan locals and went karaoke-ing with them where one of the gents, an actor, selected this song for us to sing. I closed my eyes and sang every word with only a peak here and there. After we were finished with the song I felt a lightness in my step and that’s when I realized that “My Favorite Things” is without a doubt one of my favorite songs in the world. For songs to lift the spirits its hands down the best song. So what if snowflakes aren’t one of My favorite things (uhm, I really, really, don’t like snow) the tune makes me skip down the street like I was a school girl with my curls in pig tails. As the song says I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad.
So when you are having one of those days where you imaging smashing everyone’s head like a game of Whack-a-Mole (Google is your friend, go ahead look it up) listen to this song and let the pure beauty of Julie Andrews’ singing transport you to your happy place. And if that means imagining playing Whack-A-Mole to the tune of “My Favorite Things” then by all means whack a-way.
*dances around room curtsying and signing along*
Come on you know you want to click on the link and join me. You’ll feel better, I promise.