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Songs of the Heart
Romeo and Juliet was part of a star crossed lovers that have been with us time and time again for centuries. The classic story have touched our hearts and snatched a few tears along the way. We have a lot to thank Shakespeare, a romantic who have given us timeless classic tales of romance and adventure.
Taylor Swift the Country/Pop Singer
It was not a surprise that Taylor Swift got popular through her song Love Story and Fifteen. Because a lot of teens was imagining that it was to them personally that the beautiful and popular singer was singing her songs to. The theme was mostly about a girl who was pinning for a boy and singing her heart out to be heard. And eventually the boy gave her attention so that they could be together. It was expected that the song to have a happy ending. The song inspires you to feel pretty, like a princess. But when she did a cover about Safe & Sound, the soundtrack for Hunger Games the movie, I was pleasantly surprised that she could cover a more haunting theme.
Love Story at the Movies
We are drawn to romantic love stories such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina, 50 First Dates, Notting Hill and Sleepless in Seattle to name a few. We wanted our heroine to end up with our hero. But the classic movie Titanic was even a bigger impact because of its award winning soundtrack done by Celine Dion: My Heart Will Go On. The song was rendered in a way that the song was sung from the heart.
The Notebook & The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks
It was very touching to read the love story of Noah for Allie, and Wilson for Jane. Noah has been so patient with Allie that even when she totally forgot about him because of Alzheimer's disease- this event did not stop him from showing his love. He made a book of their story and he will read this over and over so that she will fall in love with him all over again.
Wilson on the other hand, did not give up changing for the better. He has trouble showing his love for his family and his wife but his transition can be seen from a workaholic husband to a better half that cares and loves his wife is endearing. He will show this to the whole world by giving Jane a memorable gift: A Wedding. But a love story in real life where you will hear and see two couples that stays true to each other can outshine these classic love stories.
My Love Story
For some, being a hopeless romantic is sappy and boring. Subjecting themselves to these songs and movies is like being tortured to death. But for me, I am enjoying my days listening to love songs, these songs are like a soothing balm for the weary soul. I cannot imagine not having these genre. And I am happy having the love of my family, the songs of my heart.