Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It's About Love

I sat in church this past Sunday morning and I was overcome with all kinds of emotion.  It was an all-music service filled with choirs, an orchestra and even opera singers.  It.was.amazing.  

I had no idea what the opera singers were singing but I felt it.  Actually I felt like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.  Yeah, I felt like a misunderstood hooker in church.  Stay with me here.  Do you remember the scene where Richard Gere takes Julia to the opera?  She is out of place and doesn't understand anything, but she feels it.  She feels the music and she's overcome with all kinds of emotion.  It doesn't matter that she's not like the rest of the crowd, that she's an outsider, that she's misunderstood...the music transcends all of it.  The music is empathy and compassion and understanding and forgiveness, the music is love.

As I sat in the pew listening to the talented opera singers singing in a language I didn't understand I felt it.  

Even though I am someone who questions faith and God and simply can't believe what I wish I could believe sometimes, even though I am not polished and perfect, even though I mess up all the time and feel like a misunderstood outsider, the music transcended it all.

So yeah, I'm not turning tricks and I do have so many problems with the movie Pretty Woman, it just sort of felt like the perfect metaphor for my transcendental music moment.

The music is love.  God is love.  And what better time to reflect on that love than Christmas?  What better time is there to think about accepting people and ourselves and loving people feeling it all.

I wish you all a very merry music-filled Christmas.
Lucy at this year's Christmas pageant practice.  

THIS is an AMAZING music/Christmas/love moment.  I LOVE it so much.

(Click here to watch the video.)

I believe in the power of listening to music, but I also believe in the power of DANCING to it as well.  I love this guy so much and loved him even more when I found out he is married to GMA's Ginger Zee because I love love.  Check him out.

(Click here to watch the video.)

And here's the opera scene from Pretty Woman that I was talking about.

 (Click here to watch the video.)

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