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What moves you?

I was thinking about this topic when I was driving home tonight. What moves you? Sure..a lot of us post what grinds our gears or makes us smile, frown, proud, and feel slanty. But what moves you? What, at the end of the day, touches your core and refreshes you?

Is there an object? A quote? An action? A song? A memory? What moves you to have that moment of inner peace..where things are aligned? Obviously, these things can change based on where you are that day or time in your life. I'll start.

Two things for today:

1) I listened to Barber's "Adagio for Strings" again tonight. Each time I listen to it, it just reaches me and will sometimes move me to tears. It just helps me sigh and realize it's okay.

2) I've posted my anger with my dad here in the forums. Tonight he called me and we talked. He's moved to another state and to another company because he wanted to change his direction and outlook on life. It's hard to fully describe. But, for once, my dad said "yes" to life and chose to go for it.

As I thought about this topic and the news of my dad challenging himself to get out of his rut, it moved me. My dad sounded so happy on the phone. He's scared it won't work but he's ready for the challenges. At this moment in time, I'm actually proud of my dad.

I love this thread. It makes me feel great reading others' posts.

:smileteeth: Well, this makes me very happy. This made my day. Thank you.

Ya know..feel free to add your own stories, Ms. nmpixie.

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Ok, so I just downloaded the Forrest Gump score. I was actually starting to tear up as the strings entered. It brings so much back to me.  :)>>>

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The song of a blackbird moves me. You can have your nightingales, just give me a blackbird or a goldfinch.

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EITS amazingment. (since we are on the soundtrack type of movement at the moment)

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YG - Very nice. Your comment reminded me "Blackbird" by The Beatles. That song is moving.

Jess - I'm not familiar with your soundtrack. But I'm happy you shared your thoughts.

-j

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Explosions in the sky - I have been learning the song "Your hand in mine" on guitar, but their music is amazing, and i saw them in concert at a festival, it brought my guy friend who had never heard them to tears. they are an instrumental band out of austin texas, if you are lucky i will show you the live concert vid that i have on youtube. ;)

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PM--see if you can find Jeff Beck's cut "Blackbird" online. Well worth a listen.

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Hearing stories or seeing video clips about animals being rescued always touches my heart.
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I was walking today with my son (3 years old) and we heard the song of a bird. I pointed out the small bird to my son. It was sitting in a tree nearby, happily singing. I hear birds chirping everytime I leave the house but this one really moved me. It was so simple, but beautiful.
Now I'm wishing I had recorded it on my mobile phone.

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YG - I will definitely check it out.

D_C - Very nice. :)

This is why I love this thread. It helps us all just go back to that center, take a nice deep sigh, and say to ourselves "it's ok." Sometimes things aren't ok (animal abuse) and these moments refresh us to replace that void with betterment. This especially helps when we sometimes get trapped in our heads (guilty).

Thank you for sharing, Ms. Dark_Cherry. :)

Thank you, everyone, for sharing. I hope to read more stories. :)

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I was exploring my latest foodblog find, called Indian Food Rocks, and I discovered the only known film images of Anne Frank. She's the young girl with the bicycle and later up in the window (and that's probably her mom and Margot, too). These images moved me enormously.

http://www.indianfoodrocks.com/2009/10/is-that-anne-frank.html

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Oh wow. That video is very ummm (insert complimentary adjective here).

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Thanks for knowing who she is, Josh. So many people in the generation after mine have no idea...they haven't read her diary or anything. It was required in my HS days...and living here in Europe I've been able to read the non-edited version, and some of her short stories that she wrote in the hideout. What a loss..she would have been a great writer if she'd lived. She died of combined malnutrition and typhus about a week before liberation, which also moves me deeply. What a waste. (Not that I don't feel the same about everyone who died in the camps because I do.)

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wow! that's an awesome video. people don't know who she is?? what?!

they used to call my best friend anne frank in middle school when we were reading her diary. she used to look just like her.

what moves me- my mom's ability to be such a bad ass and fight with people until she gets a fair deal. when we were looking at prices for the car she was calling my dad and having him look up prices in miami and negotiate with them while we were talking to the guy in st augustine. and then whenever the guy would come back with a new price she'd find something that could be lowered. hahaha i wish i could be like that. if it were me, i would've just been sold on the first price. lol.

also what moves me- my parents being so generous as to buy me a car. i never thought it was a huge deal until i sat down and actually saw the process of buying a car. i almost had a nervous breakdown and i wasn't even the one negotiating.

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Of course I know who she is. She was the one who convinced Macbeth...wait. Ha. But seriously, I admit I never read the diary but I surely know of her story.

I haven't had a chance to fully review the website you linked but I was surprised to find such a video posted. Is the site full of odds and ends?

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VH - Very awesome stories. It sounds as if your mom is tough cookie. Haha.

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lmao, she is! i could never say the things she said. i'd just agree with whatever the salesman is telling me. but every time he gave her a price she'd be like "well, i know that's not the invoice price, can i see the invoice price? i'm trying to make this fair for me as well as you." it's subtle, but it sure worked. and it was the guy's first ever sale, i think she scared him a little

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:-D Did she start yelling at him in Spanish?

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VH, could your mom adopt me? I need a mom like that.
Oh, wait--we're probably about the same age. Strike that.  ;D
But still.

(I'd tell you to tell your mom she's got some kinda cojones, but she might not take it as a compliment. And it is one.)

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YG - I was talking to my mom today and I mentioned your comments about Anne Frank. My mom teaches 6th grade language arts. She wanted me to tell you that she teaches the students about Anne Frank and feels her story is "very important".

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pm- yeah duhhhhh

yg- hahaha she does have cojones!!!!

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