Random Thoughts

nothing comes from nothing

Welcome to Completely Spontaneous Blogging About Completely Random Thoughts With Me! (in other words pretty much 3/4 of this blog)

So I was just doing a boring assignment and started humming “Something Good” from the Sound of Music, because for some reason it was stuck in my head. Then I started thinking about the lyrics, probably because my brain was grasping for absolutely anything to think about besides pantheism and it’s relationship to the argument from creation. And I just started thinking, gosh, what a gorgeous song! I mean just think about it for a second!

Perhaps I had a wicked childhood (which is totally not an awkward way to begin a love song)
Perhaps I had a miserable youth
But somewhere in my wicked, miserable past
There must have been a moment of truth

For here you are, standing there, loving me
Whether or not you should
So somewhere in my youth or childhood
I must have done something good

Nothing comes from nothing
Nothing ever could
So somewhere in my youth or childhood
I must have done something good

Looking deeper into the meaning behind Maria’s words, what she’s really saying is that the current moment, her with the love of her life, is so real and beautiful that no matter how awful her past might have been, she must have done something good, because otherwise she didn’t deserve something so wonderful. She is just humbly standing in amazement that this is happening to her, of all people (which fits her character in the film so well). No worrying about or looking to the future, no planning for it, no boasting about how much better she is than that obnoxious Baroness Schraeder, just simply standing in awe of and enjoying the present moment with her love. In my opinion, this really is one of the most beautiful and pure love songs ever written.

So I hope you maybe enjoyed this totally random post full of my random opinions. Have a good day.

2 thoughts on “nothing comes from nothing”

  1. Woah I never really considered the words of that song (although I LOVE the musical) and your interpretation is SO COOL! It makes me appreciate the song even more.
    And keep up the spontaneous blogging! I love reading about your thoughts and ideas!
    power to the local dreamer ||-//

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