Sending a warm ray of sunshine straight to your feed today with this beautiful piece of music called ‘The Feather Theme’. I’ve been featuring a few movie themes as part of this series and today’s soothing soundbyte is another favourite with film fanatics! It was composed by the fabulous Alan Silvestri as part of the main score for the award-winning film Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks. This is just a short clip but the full track is available here if you’d like to listen to it!
Today’s beautiful cover slide comes courtesy of Diana Šinauska // Photography & Art. Diana captured this stunning shot of the Kindred Spirits” Sculpture, Bailic Park, Midleton, Co. Cork and I absolutely love the silhouettes of the feathers against the colours of the sky!
For those of you who love a little Irish history, this sculpture by Alex Pentek was installed in 2017 to commemorate the generosity of the Native American Choctaw People towards our Irish ancestors back in 1847 during the Great Famine. The nine eagle feathers arranged in a circle represent a gift of a bowl of food.
I thought this wonderful artwork showing kindness of spirit is something we can all relate to especially during this pandemic. Kind thoughts, good deeds and small tokens of appreciation all help to make this world a better place and it’s wonderful to see so many people and businesses embracing these values and spreading joy!
Today’s quote also ties in perfectly with this theme and is inspired by the majestic eagle – the only bird which rises above the clouds to avoid the storm! The author, Mario Fernandez, was a Cuban artist and poet whose work often featured eagles.
“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine!”
Life is all about weathering the storms together so let’s keep rising and lifting each other up!