"I'm at the starting line of the rest of my life, as ready as I've ever been. Got the hunger and the stars in my eyes, the prize is mine to win......"
Lyrics from "Get Ready, Get Set, Don't Go" by Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus.
I know this song is intended to be about a daughter spreading her wings and the difficulty of a father letting go. But the beauty of songs is in our own interpretation of the lyrics they contain. This song moves me every time I hear it. It suddenly becomes MY theme song. I aspire each day to wake up with gratitude, with wonder, with the hunger and the stars in my eyes. When I hear these lyrics, it doesn't matter where I am or what I am doing, my mood changes. I become inspired and feel creative in an instant. My imagination takes me to the starting line of the rest of my life and the road to the finish is paved with curiosity and excitement. Isn't the power of music amazing; how one simple line from a song can invigorate us and provoke such deep feeling? Music is a great gift; a prize within itself. As I continue to take inventory of my life, I am also going to take inventory of my favorite lyrics and somehow link the relevance as I blog it out.
"I'm at the starting line of the rest of my life, as ready as I've ever been, got the hunger and the stars in my eyes, the prize is mine to win...."