The ark of life

You may remember in my post ‘Conversations in my head’, I wrote the following –

Sometimes a title comes in my mind about a post I want to write.  I usually write the title down then later will write a post, with some titles I know exactly what I want to write about.  Some titles I have no idea what to write and just start writing – and my writing will create the post.

In today’s post, I write the following –

So I wrote the title down ‘The ark of life’.  Later I decided to write this post with this title.  I looked at the title and thought to myself, this does not make sense.  An ark per Merriam-Webster is –

A boat or ship held to resemble that in which Noah and his family were preserved from the Flood

So do I write about a boat in which my life is preserved from a flood of the world?  That could be interesting and have some symbolic meaning.

Then I thought maybe I meant to write down the title ‘The arch of life’.  I looked at the title and thought to myself, this does not make sense.  An arch per Merriam-Webster is –

A typically curved structural member spanning an opening and serving as a support (as for the wall or other weight above the opening)

So do I write about a structure in which my life is supported from the weight of the world?  That could be interesting and have some symbolic meaning.

But thinking about these titles led me thinking about the Disney movie The Lion King and the song ‘The Circle of Life’.

Then I thought maybe I should write about the title ‘The Circle of life’.  I looked at the title and thought to myself, this is nothing new; The Lion King has already covered this.

So, where do I go from here, oh yea, what about all those other Disney movies, they have such great songs.

I searched the Disney movie songs and one hit me, I like it and it makes sense for me and my life.

The song is ‘Colors of the Wind’ by Vanessa Williams from the Disney movie Pocahontas.

Here are some lyrics –

You think the only people who are people

Are the people who look and think like you

But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger

You’ll learn things you never knew you never knew

How high will the sycamore grow?

If you cut it down, then you’ll never know

And you’ll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon

For whether we are white or copper skinned

We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains

We need to paint with all the colors of the wind

Sometimes a title comes in my mind about a post I want to write.  I usually write the title down then later will write a post, with some titles I know exactly what I want to write about.  Some titles I have no idea what to write and just start writing – and my writing will create the post – as it did with this one.

I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do –

 

16 thoughts on “The ark of life

  1. Always interested to hear how folks come about their titles. Mine usually come well after the post has been written. It is rare I start out with a title in mind. It just comes about organically after doing the post itself. Love the song you included. Told my wife about your post on Christmas Movies and it helped remind her of my recently-passed Mom as well. Thanks again for sharing that Spear.

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    • It is interesting how the titles come about. Some posts I know what I will write about and write the title. Sometimes I may be watching TV or driving or doing something other than writing and I think of a title and I will jot it down for later. That is where this title came from, so I had no idea what I was going to write. Thanks and I am glad you and your wife enjoyed the Christmas Movies post. 🙂

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