Did you ever watch Ally McBeal? Well I was a big fan for its humorous and quirky characters and I loved watching Ally’s drama play out in creative, fantasies that reminded me of being a kid.
What has stayed with me long after the series ended in 2002 is how her therapist played by Tracey Ullman, asked her to choose a theme song representing her life. I’ll never forget seeing Ally dance in the street to, “I Know Something About Love.” It’s a reminder to me about the importance music plays in our life.
When life gets you down, when your muse is on hiatus, or when you just need a boost, do you have a soundtrack ready to lift you up?
For me, when I’m feeling overwhelmed, when I can’t see past this week, Michelle Branch’s, “If I Just Breathe” always fills me. It particularly makes me think of one of my favorite Sex in the City episodes. If you’re a fan like me, you know Season 6, Episode 82 “The Catch” where Carrie swings on the trapeze and falls right into the safety net.
Something about the lyrics and seeing her smile, helps to remind me that sometimes even when there seems to be nothing there to save us in life, if we just take that giant leap, our own safety net will be ready and waiting to catch us if and when we fall.
What about you? Got a tune you listen to? Share them here.