He is the only one who ever makes me feel this inspired, this happy, and this heartbroken all at the same time.
Ooh, that gave me chills. Beautiful. :)
Ah, Becci. I can always count on you to humor my musical recommendations <3 I love ya. I’m glad you enjoyed it :D It quite overwhelmed me yesterday.
Ave Maris Stella - arr. Mark Thomas
Performed at ACDA 2012 by the Providence RI High School Honor Choir
I just had an absolutely AMAZING DAY. One of the days that leaves no doubt in my mind that I’m doing exactly what I want to be doing for the rest of my life. The way these kids respond to music is absolutely astounding. I can’t even put it into words, which is more frustrating than I can possibly describe.
I gave a voice lesson to a talented girl who was able to FINALLY BEAUTIFULLY AND PERFECTLY hit a note she’s been struggling with for weeks in an absolutely healthful, musical way. I watched a boy with Down’s syndrome who typically has been having horrible days JUMP out of his seat to join in learning the dance for “I’ve Got The Sun In The Morning and the Moon at Night” with a HUGE smile on his face. I got a chorus of resounding “aawww!!”s and “noooo!”s when my co-op announced that this was my last week with the high school students.
I’m so ridiculously fortunate. I’m so happy. Music is what makes life worth living.
"I have to tell you: I had never, ever dreamed that anybody could convince me that they were Daddy. But that young man was Daddy. I don’t think that any actor could do what Robert did. It was as if my father came down from Heaven and inhabited him and possessed him for the length of the movie. He is so gorgeous, which is appropriate because my father was a beautiful man too. He’s heartbreaking and he has my father’s sense of melancholy. The first time I met him as the Little Tramp I hugged him and he hugged me, and there I was with my father as a young man in my arms.” - Geraldine Chaplin on Robert Downey Jr as her father Charlie Chaplin