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  1. Addie
    Feb 21, 2017 @ 3:55 pm

    Very interesting perspective on Sound of Music. 🙂 Have you read the book? It’s really good, but very different. Your litmus test reminds me of the “spark joy” test.

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    • Salina Christaria
      Feb 21, 2017 @ 4:59 pm

      No, Addie, I haven’t read the book. But I do know that the real story of the Von Trapp Family Singers isn’t exactly like it is portrayed in the film. I’m curious… what is the spark joy test? ~ Salina

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  2. Addie
    Mar 7, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

    Marie Kondo (KonMari) wrote The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (and, more recently, Spark Joy). To oversimplify her method of dejunking, if an item “sparks joy,” then you can keep it. 🙂

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    • Salina Christaria
      Mar 8, 2017 @ 5:47 pm

      That’s a great idea, Addie! But where does that leave toilet bowl brushes? ~ Salina

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  3. Christy K
    Mar 15, 2017 @ 9:23 pm

    Sound of Music has been a favorite of mine since childhood, and I think for many of the same reasons as you pointed out although I’d never stopped and defined it that way. When asked who my childhood hero was, it was always “Maria”. Great to refocus on a movie that has inspired my life over the years 🙂

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    • Salina Christaria
      Mar 16, 2017 @ 11:42 am

      Hi Christy,

      Maria is a great hero to have! She is what my friend would call a “way show-er” because she really does “show the way” to be fully alive! There are so many things to love about her, including her courage, optimism, compassion, love, exuberance, playfulness, and sassiness (such as when Captain Von Trapp gives her a whistle and she refuses to use it because it doesn’t at all fit who she is).

      She would seem too perfect, in fact, if it weren’t for her very natural insecurities and fears that we see glimpses of on two occasions – when she is on her way to meet the Von Trapps and then later when she thinks the Captain might be in love with her. Her humanity is what makes her so relate-able as well as inspiring. After all, if she can be uncertain and a little scared and still be courageous and optimistic, then so can we all!

      ~ Salina

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