One thing that I’ve always loved about both music and food is the ability that both things have to evoke intense emotions and memories. I love listening to songs that remind me of road trips to California, summer nights in college driving with my windows down or island vacations spent beachside 97% of the time. I took piano for 13 years and loved every moment of it; my goal in the next few years is to acquire a piano again so that I can start playing again and work on teaching an intense love of music to our children.
Nate’s got the guitar & drums under control, and I can teach the piano and how to read music. Watch out, the Disarro family band is comin’ atcha!
Last night I was doing the quasi-boring job of entering a ton of freelance pieces into a database, about to fall asleep (think forehead-to-desk-face-plant) when suddenly I remembered that this newfangled contraction (my computer) can play music too. Cool, right?! So I opened up Spotify and created a new playlist with the kind of goodness that makes my soul sing. A big mishmash of musical magic that perked this tired mom right up to dancing position!
This music, though, did more than make me get my groove on. It hit me big time with an incredible freedom: the freedom to dream. And not just dream, but dream big. The playlist I was listening to took me back to the days where I could be anything I wanted, go anywhere I wanted, do anything I wanted. I sat back and just closed my eyes, listened, and allowed the Lord to give me some crazy creative dreams.
I want to travel with my family, see the world with them. Teach our children different languages, allow them to learn music. Live in complete freedom from comparison. Invest in relationships with wild abandon. Worship with eyes shut, smiling, dancing and singing and only for my Savior. Adopt both locally and internationally without fear of finances. Paint and decorate and create a home that’s beautiful and clean, but beautiful in its messiness. Write books, paint pictures with words, run wild with creativity. Cook food that’s both comforting and innovative. Live out the call of love, grace, mercy and justice.
Only exist to glorify the Lord.
Y’all, these are dreams that simmer below the surface all the time, but something about that little playlist brought it all out and I have to admit I feel like a captive who’s been liberated from the bonds of fear. Life is big and scary, but with the One who created it, it’s all possible. And those big dreams I have are teensy compared to what He has in store for me.
I can’t wait.