This song by Thomas Newman, which people usually recognize as the song from "American Beauty" (a favorite movie of mine), came on Pandora today and I was suddenly immersed in it. Each key stroke seemed to tug on a different part of my heart... as though my emotions had become a string of notes, a melody, a symphony for only my ears to hear. It became the theme song of my day.
"It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing and there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. And this bag was, like, dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. And that's the day I knew there was this entire life behind things, and ... this incredibly benevolent force, that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever ... Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in." ~ American Beauty