I’ve just celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary with my hubby. Well, officially, it’s not until Tuesday but we chose this weekend to celebrate it.
Whilst a specific post on the delights of St Kilda is in the wings, this post is more about synchronicity at play this weekend.
Do I look as though I’m about to ascend to heaven?
Well, okay maybe not, though I sure felt like it on Saturday night. We were transported to new heights whilst listening to the Australian Philharmonia Orchestra play the musical score to the movie La La Land.
For those that aren’t familiar with the film, it’s the story about wanna be actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz pianist Seb (Ryan Gosling) who meet and fall in love. It’s retro, heartfelt and a lot of fun.
But it’s the underlying theme of following our dream that’s at the core of this musical. It’s about the strength of our dreams, the struggles along the way and what it takes to make it a reality.
It’s about having a passion and a will to succeed. It’s about not giving up. It so resonates with me.
You can read a great review about it here by Selly.
There was a huge ovation and, of course, an encore.
We didn’t leave until the last piece of music stopped. It was powerful, masterful and moving.
Here’s a teeny snippet.
Music has such power to lift us. It stirs my soul and is starting to fuel me in a new direction that makes me feel so good.
So, stay tuned for more music collaboration here very soon.
The next morning, having stayed overnight in a cute little AirBnB in St Kilda, I woke early and felt compelled to look out the window.
And this is what I saw …
The sight was mesmerising. Magical.
Much later we strolled along the esplanade where the St Kilda market is held every Sunday.
There were plenty of great stalls but one in particular caught my eye.
It was called I’m with Muriel.
There I met Sharon and we spoke, like long lost friends. We talked about her ‘Seriously Just Look After Yourself in 2018’ calendar and how she created it.
I jokingly mentioned that she looked a lot like bad girl Rhonda from Muriel’s Wedding. Aptly enough, another movie about music and creating yourself.
We spoke of her passion, of her dream becoming a reality and how she wanted to expand the calendar to create other products. My interest and her enthusiasm and obvious passion was contagious.
Of course I bought a calendar.
Later that day, when I got home I checked Facebook and, very briefly, my WP comments.
One message from my blog buddy and musical collaborator Deb blew me away.
This is what she had just posted.
Whoah! Call it co-incidence, call it serendipity or perhaps it’s another sign that I’m on the right path, but what I do know is that when our hearts and minds are open signs seem to appear everywhere.
They definitely were this weekend.
So fly high, go after those dreams and turn them into plans and goals. Go after what you want. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do it, especially yourself.
As 2017 draws to an end may we all look forward (and upwards) in excitement for what lies ahead.
Wishing you all a beautiful week as we all continue the journey.
May we continue to head in the direction that makes us feel good.
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