It’s been my habit, from a very early age, to focus most of my attentions on music that was slightly melancholy. Not sure why. Maybe I like minor keys. Maybe all the happy songs were about sappy romances, which I’ve never been interested in. Maybe I’m just morbid. The songs don’t make me sad when I listen to them, really. I just like them.
Sometimes, though, the world is a touch more awful than usual, and I just want to listen to something upbeat and happy. I made a music playlist for just such an occasion, and thought I’d share it here.
The most recent addition to the playlist is “Invincible” by David Archuleta, which came out last week.
Invincible is, despite its title, about not being invincible. It’s about going through hard times without allowing yourself to become hard.
We live in what future historians will likely call an “interesting time”. There are so many changes going on, so much conflict. But there are a lot of good things too, and remembering that, as the song suggests, is its own type of strength.
After typing that title, I have Princess Bride lines spouting off at the back of my mind. Ah well.
This week, next week, and probably the week after that have been/will all be hectic. Finishing my portfolio and application to the Illustration program at BYU. Helping with my church’s Pioneer Day celebration. Babysitting. My brother’s birthday. A change in medications. One of my best friends getting home from his two-year LDS mission in twelve days (not that I’m counting).
Last night I helped operate the fairy floss machine to make sure it would work at the Pioneer Day celebration on Saturday. I still had sugar in my hair when my family hauled me off to see Star Trek–which was amazing, by the way.
I have a very strong auditory memory, so during times of stress like this my brain starts playing a few of my favorite songs on repeat. Today it’s Who I Am by David Archuleta.
There was supposed to be a picture with this blog, but the technology is not cooperating. My apologies.
Next week: Why villains need redemptive traits. And possibly a dragon.