Several years ago, when my parents lived in Florida, I went to visit for Christmas. Gathered around a Christmas tree in shorts and a t-shirt wasn’t what I was used to, but I was with my family, so it was all good.
A couple nights before Christmas, my mom turned on the television. She wanted to watch, The Sound of Music. I’m embarrassed to say, I was 40 years old and had never seen the movie. I didn’t know much about it, but I didn’t think it was my kind of movie.
I’ve always loved music and I love movies, but combine the two and I wasn’t interested. I did enjoy the movie, Grease, with John Travolta and Olivia-Newton John, but that was the extent of my exposure to musicals.
As Julie Andrews twirled and sang the first line of, The Sound of Music, this movie became one of my favorite things. I fell in love with the music, the story, the scenery, the accents…everything.
Since that night, I watch the movie every year at Christmas time, often more than once. One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when Julie’s character, Maria, sings about her Favorite Things, to the children. I loved the line, “Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes.” It always reminds me of making snow angels when I was a child.
I’m curious, what are a few of your favorite things?