Come alive!

#iArtDaily Challenge Day 7

Never underestimate the power of music to kindle your heart and remind you of what’s possible.

Today the challenge was to listen and respond to “Come Alive,” a song from “The Greatest Showman.”

I have to say, this one was tricky for me. I’d never heard of the show, and I detest circuses. For me there is nothing magical or invoking of fantasy about circuses. I’m terrified of clowns and have never appreciated the performing animals, which even as a child looked more like abuse to me. I listened and read the words, but I wasn’t moved.

So I had to leave the circus behind and play with this question: When are we most alive? When we are children, or grown-ups who bring out the childlike quality in themselves. When we are surprised by everyday miracles, when we are wide-open to learning, we come alive.

I started with this photo of my 2 1/2 year old grandson, looking up in wonder at the clouds.

Then I played around in PicsArt, and came up with this one.

Yes, this reflects the magic and mystery of what it means to “Come Alive.”

May I remember it always.

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