After I injured my knee snow skiing, I had surgery followed by five months of physical therapy. Every day, as I did the painful and arduous work of rebuilding my muscles and getting my knee to bend again, I listened to a music tape at the physical therapy center. They would play the same songs over and over and I started to associate certain songs with this therapy. After I "graduated" from therapy, when one of those songs would come on the radio I would cringe. These songs had become the background music for my life during this difficult time and every time I heard one of them I had flashbacks.
What is the background music or theme song for your life? If you could pick something that reflects your attitude about life, your experiences, and your goals, what would it be? Would it be the theme song from "Rocky"? How about the song, "I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends"?
There are recurring patterns and themes in our life, if we look back over the years and reflect on our experiences. Would your's be a rock song, rap song, gospel or ballad? Would your song be something from Madonna, Nirvana, Sheryl Crow, or the Beatles? Or perhaps it would be the theme song from one of the great classic movies, like "Casablanca" or "Gone With the Wind"?
I recently took a fun little quiz (designed for teens, I might add) to find my theme song and this is what the result was:
Your Song: "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jone" Like Norah Jones, you're totally chill, and people love that about you. You are in touch with yourself and the earth around you. Laid back and easy going, you go with the flow. You avoid rude and obnoxious people—they throw your universe off kilter. You're a thinker—big time. You're constantly trying to interpret people's actions and words—as Norah sings, "I waited 'til I saw the sun, I don't know why you didn't come." It's essential for you to express your thoughts—whether it's poetry, interpretive dance, or sculpting. You gotta have your outlet.
To take this quiz yourself, here is the link: http://www.studio2b.org/pulse/quizzes/quiz_theme_song.asp
So what would the background music or theme song be for your life? If you feel like sharing it, email me at email@example.com .