Recently, Anne and I watched The Sound of Music. Hard to believe that movie came out in 1965. It was fun to see it again. We laughed and cried and I felt really good after seeing it. Two things have remained with me. First, the tunes. Poor Anne had to put up with my spontaneously singing one or another of the songs for days afterwards. Sometimes embarrassingly loudly, and with total enthusiasm.
But I was particularly struck by the lyrics I quoted as today's blog title. Somehow this line resonated with me. I often wake up astonished, for these days of my life are totally lovely. Yes I work hard, but this kind of work is not like work used to be. Each day begins calmly with beauty out every window. My "studio" contains a multitude of projects that I'm eager to explore. These few acres hold promise of all I'm able to dream for it. I'm daily exposed to the imagination, creativity, and growth of a young woman I both love and admire.
Being around young, vibrant women is so energizing! Alison was here a few weeks ago, and then this past weekend Jenny, accomplished, well educated, funny, fun, and totally beautiful women I've had the incredible good fortune to be able to watch grow up alongside my daughter. Why am I so blessed? "Nothing comes from nothing, nothing ever could. So somewhere in my youth, or childhood, I must have done something good."