First post of the year. Of course I will start of wishing you all an amazing & beautiful New Year, filled with wonderful moments & incredible adventures. Thanks for finding your way back here!
And thanks for going on this new blog adventure with me. I had a great time blogging here last year & I’m really looking forward to share all sorts of new things with you in the year to come.
I haven’t really set myself the same goals as I did the previous two years, during which I worked on the 365 days Playmobil Project, 2014 & A photo a day, 2015.
After two years of 365 day photo challenges, I felt I needed a little break from that weekly deadline (which I hardly ever made anyway:) Having said that, I certainly want to keep gently pushing myself & brighten up this blog with photos, drawings, ideas, music & recipes. And since I’m also an enthusiastic cook, I thought it would be nice to finally work on a few more recipe-blogs.
So, hopefully, that will all work out!
Today I thought I kick things off with something beautiful, inspiring, sad & touching I saw during the season holidays. It’s something which I desperately want to share with you. The documentary below, called ‘Alive Inside’ came out a while ago. It tells the story of people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia & it show us how these ‘lost’ people are able to rediscover their sense of self through the power of music. A couple of years back, I saw a small part of this documentary somewhere on the internet & it touched me deeply to see the amazing effect something as ‘simple’ as music had on people who seemed too far gone ever to be reached again.
When I stumbled upon the full documentary on Netflix the other day, I watched it instantly. And a few days later, I watched it again. I don’t think I ever cried so much as I did watching the incredible story. It’s an eye opener, a slap in the face & an amazing story that concerns us all.
I could go into great detail about ‘Alive inside’, the story it tells & the feelings it stirred within me. But I wouldn’t be able to find the proper words & explain the essence of what the documentary shows. I think it’s much better to watch it for yourself. It’s sad, but so powerful & inspiring at the same time. If you are a music lover & a people lover, this documentary will be well worth your time.
I love music. My love for music runs deeper than I anything I could possible explain right here. It’s like my soul is made of it. It is a love that comes straight from within, like an instinctive need, like a force that always keeps me going. It lifts me up when I’m down, it opens my eyes, it makes my heart sing & my brain celebrate. I can’t image a life without music & the magical proportions of it. And so, I hope that one day, when I’m old, alone & lost, someone will show me mercy & give me back the wonderful gift of music.