Can’t start a fire without a spark
May 25, 2007 § 6 Comments
A few months ago I was reading my beloved Real Simple magazine and came across this article on finding one’s “theme song.”
The article really resonated with me for several reasons. If you know me at all, you’ll know that I’m a self-confessed lyrics junkie. Music is the poetry of our time, and I can’t get enough of it. I was also going through a pretty rough patch at the time: a shitty relationship, a blossoming one, indecision about what to do with myself and grasping with just being okay with being indecisive. I knew I had to change something, maybe EVERYTHING, and I just needed that little pep in my step, so to speak.
They say you got to stay hungry… hey baby, I’m just about starving tonight.
At the same time, I’d listen to a lot of music and finally found my song. I listened to the desire and strength of those words that set me in the right direction.
Message keeps getting clearer, radio’s on and I’m moving round the place
I check myself out in the mirror I wanna change my clothes my hair my face
Man, I ain’t getting nowhere just sitting in a dump like this
There’s something happening somewhere, baby I just know there is…
How was I supposed to grow as a person stuck in a dead-end relationship, living with an emotionally crippled and self-absorbed man with ADD, repeating the same steps over and over again? It was such a long period of time where I was made to look like I created the problems by worrying… but if I didn’t worry, where was the impetus to grow, to change?
With my song in my mind, I had a spring in my step. I smiled knowing that these changes were going to bring the great unknown into my life, and with that I was singing the song at the top of my lungs every chance that I got.
You can’t start a fire without a spark…