‘Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die’. Sometimes we see a film, hear a song on the radio, hear a line in someone’s conversation, a book comes our way, or just something happens that makes us sit up and pay attention, and take note. It’s almost like a nudge from the invisible realm. For me recently, that something was the film ‘A Star is born’ starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. It is the third version, I have seen over the years. The first I saw when I was just a little girl. It starred the late, greats Judy Garland and James Mason. The next version starred the brilliantly talented Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, and just recently the current version. All three films are tear jerkers, all three films have excellent casts, and fabulous soundtracks. The story conveys powerful messages for those of us that would listen.
The song ‘Maybe it’s time’ speaks volumes. The song performed by Bradley Cooper opens with ‘Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die, maybe it’s time to let the old ways die. It takes a lot to change a man, hell it takes a lot to try, maybe it’s time to let the old ways die.’ To me or for me, it is about releasing those things that no longer serve us and letting go of the past. Change is not easy. We as human beings are creatures of habit. We get bound into rituals, and stuck in a rut that become part of our daily routine. It takes effort, resolve and focus to change our lives but change is the one constant in life.
We all have the power to create different realities, and although I believe life unfolds exactly as it is meant to, I think that we have to go through certain challenges in life, and overcome certain obstacles which are often of our own making to become the people we are meant to be. We all get lost sometimes, and darkness reigns or at least it seems to. Sometimes for a short while and sometimes for longer. The light at the end of the tunnel evades some. For some, they never find their way out of the darkness, and they die with the music still inside them, never finding their song.
It’s been a long time since a film has had such an impact on me but impact me it did.
So, maybe it’s time to let the old ways die. Out with the old, in with the new.
May you find the music that sings to your soul, and release those things, people, and situations that no longer serve you.
© Liola Lee 2019
Image © Liola Photographic 2015
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