I was looking around for inspiration this week, and decided on my own walls. I like all of my art to have a story. A few have songs, and I thought I’d share those today. Sort of meldings of art mediums.
These two pictures were a gift from a friend, who got them from her friend who bought them from an artist selling them by the Thames. The hard-to-read lyric in the middle (sorry for the glare!) is “Part of me still has never come back from London,” from the beautiful song by Barry Manilow, “London.” And it’s true–I went to London when I was sixteen, and part of me has never come back. I suppose that’s why I’ve been dreaming of getting back ever since. I don’t plan to ever move there; I have too many ties on this side of the ocean. But part of me has never left London.
I bought this poster because I wanted to put up the song quote. I had to hunt quite a bit for a good picture of the sky (harder to find than you’d think). The line is from “A Piece of Sky,” a song from Yentil, but what counts for me is that Michael Crawford put it on his A Touch of Music in the Night CD. The song is all about realizing that there’s a bigger, broader world out there, and deciding to go out and find it, to believe that we don’t have to settle for less, and that we can chase our dreams. It’s a good thing to be reminded of now and then.
And just to tie it together, going to London is definitely a dream I chase. 🙂
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