This week’s soothing soundbyte is another movie-inspired choice which I first performed for a wedding in May last year! It is also one of my most streamed tracks on SoundCloud so I thought you would enjoy listening to this live version! This piece known as ‘The Ellie Badge’ was written by Michael Giacchino for the 2009 Disney Pixar film Up. There is something wonderfully whimsical about this melody which I just love! It’s pensive yet playful, calm yet carefree! A perfect match for free spirits like Ellie!
Fans of this movie might also be able to guess why I’ve chosen this week’s stunning cover slide! It was kindly contributed by Irish photographer Adrian Healy and it features the majestic Cliffs of Moher in County Clare – a famous focal point on the Wild Atlantic Way which bears a striking resemblance to Paradise Falls – a place where Ellie longs to visit! I just love how the pink sky in this image transforms a rugged Irish coastline into a glowing tranquil scene!
I thought I’d also share this beautiful quote with you by Bianca Sparacino since it captures the spirit of love and adventure! Hands up who else can relate to these wonderful words of wisdom?
“Fall in love with someone who is both your safe place and your biggest adventure.”
We might still crave freedom from our safe places but hopefully it won’t be long until we can make plans again! In the meantime, let’s be like Carl and Ellie and never stop dreaming of adventure!