The arts are so much more than mere entertainment. Whether it is a painting, a sculpture, dance, theater, a video, music, or words in a book, a poem, a song, the arts speak to us on an emotional level. The arts bring joy, inspiration, comfort us during sorry, and are often linked to cherished memories. Today’s music selections are an artistic vehicle celebrating daydreams and heroes. Won’t you join me?
Daydream Believer by The Monkeys
While this song’s lyrics don’t make a specific point, it’s about starting the day. What can it mean to a daydream believer? Start the day affirming your daydreams, be a daydream believer.
Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
Talk about evoking an emotional response. Yeah, it’s a love song, and but if you take it in a broader sense it can be a celebration of any daydream that makes you feel alive. This song makes me want to move. Walking on sunshine feels good.
The Climb by Miley Cyrus
Another song about dreams. It reminds us that our struggle is all about trying. It’s not about how fast we get there. It’s not about what’s waiting on the other side. It’s about the climb.
Hero by Mariah Carey
The lyrics to this beautiful song reminds us all that we all feel down sometimes. All we have to do is hold on, there will be a tomorrow. And when you cast your fears aside, look inside you and be strong, a hero lies in you.
No matter its form, art reaches into our souls. Don’t forget to take time to enjoy your favorite form of art.
We can all be Daydream Believers who walk on sunshine as we climb to find the hero within. Reach for your dreams. You can do it.
If you aren’t an artist or can’t connect with this selection, read “Believe.” We are all heroes–everyday.
I hope this little interlude celebrating daydreams and heroes inspired you a bit today. It did me.