It has been raining heavy in Bangalore and just as I stood by the balcony enjoying the endless water droplets from the sky fall on the flowers in our garden, I started singing involuntarily. I was singing “These are a few of my favorite things” from the movie – Sound of Music! And boy oh boy – did it bring back memories in a flash!
If you were to ask me which is my favorite movie – its got to be unmistakably the musical of 1959 – The Sound of Music. The movie begins high in the misty Alps and is about a free spirited young Austrian woman, Maria (Julie Andrews – the main character in the movie).
Just to give you a perspective of how the song relates to the situation now – In the musical, the lyrics to the song are a reference to things Maria loves, such as ‘raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens’. These are the things she selects to fill her mind and are the things she loves.
Not only is this the movie I have watched the most, I vividly remember spending my entire early life in Libya imitating Maria and living in my own imaginative world.
Other than the daily chores of going to school and playing, I distinctly remember spending every waking minute of my childhood watching, singing and dancing to the tunes in the movie.. quite literally! I also used to fantasize that someday I was going to run up and down the slopes of the boundless green Alps. Maybe someday I shall..
Here are my favorite tracks from the movie… Enjoy!
So long, farewell!