I am a Sound of Music-crazy fan.
What to say about that…Christopher Plummer, Liesel’s dresses, unlikely love impossible to quench… ah me, so fine. And then there is the singing. I wanted to grow up and sing like Julie Andrews sings, whether on mountaintop or cloistered.
One of my favorite songs from the movie is not in the Broadway version. It is entitled “I Have Confidence” and is sung while Maria is walking toward an impossible-to-imagine challenge in her life. She takes it on, of course, guitar in hand, ugly dress belling out as she dances into believing in herself.
If only it were that simple. But maybe it is. There are times in life when we feel overwhelmed and run over and way inadequate and we want to wimper rather than sing.
But the world is made so small without our being fully in it and love and adventure await and the cobblestones of our life path await our tap dance and darn it, singing our way into confidence or whatever sort of mantra-like activity we want to embrace that reminds us that we ARE and we are meant to be fully and wildly and improbably alive; that kind of cavort is life and it is ours to take up.
So why not dance into believing in ourselves?
Why not indeed.