Music is very much like a fragrance.
A piece of music, as does a fragrance, has the ability to capture a feeling, an emotion, and then tie it to a memory that remains within our psyche forever.
That's why when we first hear a song (instrumental or vocal) we will always remember that first time; recalling the people, the places, and the experiences we had at that specific moment in our lives.
I believe that music and scent hold the strongest memories. At least they do for me.
Another thing that's interesting about music is that it transcends all languages by going straight to the heart, where it is heard and felt as a universal language; understood by all.
Back in 1999, American photographer Annie Leibovitz published the book, Women, which encompassed a diverse selection of women. It was a very special and personal book for Annie because it featured many of the women she admired and respected. She dedicated the book to her mother, Marilyn Leibovitz, featured in the photograph above.
At the beginning of 2016, she took on a new project, Women: New Portraits, Annie Leibovitz, a portrait exibition which consisted of over 30 women and toured 10 cities.
In case you're not familiar with Annie, here she is...
Yes! Yes! Yes!
We had our first REALLY BIG snowfall of the season over the weekend and I was fortunate enough to have been scheduled off at work, so I got to spend TWO days romping and frolicking in it.
I had heard on Thursday of last week that we would be getting some snow over the weekend, but I had no idea it would be THAT MUCH SNOW.
As of this year, I've written and shared on this blog for TEN years!! Can you believe that?
Now for those of you who have been here for those 10, or even half of those years, know that my life has not ever moved in a straight line. I've had times of smooth sailing, but also times of choppy waters and frustrating detours. I've experienced the joy of witnessing birth, and the grief of witnessing death. I've had times where I was paralyzed with fear, and yet times of having the courage. I've experienced bountiful wellness, and I've experienced serious illness.
In other words, the life that I've shared on this blog has always had its ups and downs. Positives and negatives. Confidences and insecurities. Comedies and tragedies.
And you know what?