Climb Ev’ry Mountain: the ideal theme song

Call me corny, but I love old musicals. They are just filled to the brim with great theme songs. It’s like every song is neatly filed in a closet somewhere in my brain. And when the time and the prize is right, the theme song just jumps out.  Of course The Sound of Music is an excellent example of  “A Song for every Moment’

I’ve found great love 3 months after I had reached the fab age of 40. I was pregnant at 41 and my son was born when I was 42. Never ever in my life could I have thought this was going to happen in my life. And from the moment I had this bundle of pure perfection him in my arms I could heard Julie Andrews sing: “Somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good”

climb ev’ry mountain, search high and low, choose your path and follow your bliss

Maybe there are one or two of you out there who’ve never seen The Sound of Music, but is the story of a young nun who falls in love with a very stern Austrian Captain and his huge amount of children in the year before Austria was taken over by Germany in 1938.

Confusion all over because Maria is a young nun who is pretty bad at being a nun. What is she to do? She joined the convent because she wanted to serve God and not because she wanted to marry some captain (and his huge mansion). Maria takes all here confusion to the Mother Abbess who sings to Maria  that she needs to follow here dream AND that she had to give it all her love for as long as she lives.

There is no security the captain will love Maria back and the Abbess tells Maria that she has to take a huge leap of faith, way out of her comfort zone.

And since that applies to each and all of us, I used part of these lines for Happiness School. By the way, for the one or two who are curious how it ends: there is mutual love for young Maria and the not so young Captain.

And Maria sings “Somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good”

Well and the next thing . . . . just rent the movie alright!

Or go out and find your Ideal Theme Song.


Climb Ev'ry Mountain

Climb every mountain, Search high and low
Follow every byway,Every path you know.

Climb every mountain, Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,' Till you find your dream.

A dream that will need All the love you can give,
Every day of your life For as long as you live.

Climb every mountain, Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow, Till you find your dream

A dream that will need All the love you can give,
Every day of your life, For as long as you live.

Climb every mountain, Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow, Till you find your dream.

Text and music Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960)

Esther de Charon

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain is the Business Doula and Soul Whisperer of wonderfully weird female entrepreneurs who want success on their own terms Esther is the author of "The Wonderfully Weird Woman's Manual" a Brand Expert, certified Transformational Art Coach, Artist, Communication Consultant, Art historian, Huffington Post + Thrive Global Blogger with over 25 years experience in the field of branding, design, creativity and art. She lives with her 13-year-old son and husband on an old farm. She's also addicted to Jasmin Tea, Opera with seriously bad endings, Weird Art and Red Lipstick.

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