It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, July 11, 2014

Chapter 7, Page 11, Book 14


Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.

Hans Christian Andersen

There is truly some music I love until I realize just what the lyrics are saying.  The music itself is beautiful but the words are ugly.  That reminds me that people can often appear the same way.  Some are beautiful on the outside but on the inside things aren’t looking too good.  

In 2009, Susan Boyle took the stage of Britain’s Got Talent. Compared to the other contestants, she was plain looking. No one expected much when she raised the microphone to her lips. But then she began to sing. Spellbound, the judges were clearly taken with the beauty and power of the voice that filled the auditorium as the audience stood to their feet cheering with delight. All were surprised that such a rivetingly beautiful song came from such an unlikely source.

All of us can be unlikely sources when it comes to the beauty within us. Common folk like you and me take turns on the stage of life in front of the world’s skeptical audience so that our friends, family, and all who fill the arena of our lives will see and hear melody that comes from our heart and soul.

There's a melody in everything. And once you find the melody, then you connect immediately with the heart. Because sometimes English or Spanish, Swahili or any language gets in the way. But nothing penetrates the heart faster than the melody.

Carlos Santana


jack69 said...

Lady, what can I say? This one is just SWEET, and true.
Melody and lyrics..... yep, you are so right..
So 'Twinkle twinkle little star.....'

betty said...

That is so true Ma about some songs; the melody is so pretty and then the lyrics are not. You expressed so well inner beauty here!



There is good and bad in all of us. We have to let the beautiful side show to make lovely music.