On Sunday afternoon, Clarissa and I and one of her friends, Chelsea, went to a Sound of Music Sing Along!
It was lots of fun - complete with costume contest, goody bags, and cues to do actions during the movie. Yeah, it was a bit ridiculous, but a little weird and kooky is okay with me. :)
As it turns out, The Sound of Music is full of little quotes and messages that made me think deeply about some things.
A few that I want to share with you:
At one point in the movie, Captain Von Trapp says to the Baroness:
"Activity suggest a life filled with purpose."
This particularly struck me because I spent my Saturday doing the opposite of activity. I've been struggling to process some things recently, so I spent the day thinking, praying, reading, writing, and drawing. I didn't come away with an amazing epiphanies, but I did realize what a wonderful thing it is to simply be for a while. It's a practice that I need to do more often.
"Climb every mountain, ford every stream.
Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream.
A dream that will need all the love you can give
Every day of your life for as long as you live..."
- The Reverend Mother sings to Maria as she goes back to face the Captain.
I feel like this kind of sums up what I'm doing this year. I'm very much in search of my dream this year. Or should I say God's dream. Not necessarily my dream - if I was just doing what I wanted it would probably be something easy. But I think God calls us to do hard things. It's big and scary, but I'm trusting God to bring me something to pour His love into.