This weekend I saw the film The Arrival. It provoked in me a lot of deep thinking. More than that, it gave me hope. And not in a trite or inauthentic way, but in a way that says "life gets messy and doesn't go as planned, but it all works out in the end" kind of way.
Being a fan of science fiction film soundtracks, really just a lot of beautiful, haunting scores in general, I have been listening to the opening/closing song of the movie called "On The Nature Of Daylight" by Max Richter since the credits rolled. Upon hearing the melody in the theater, I felt a tug in my heart. Max Richter always moves me like this and I recalled the Disconnect score I listened to almost daily in my office in 2013.
Now that I've seen (and absolutely loved) the film, I've also been thinking about a playlist I made earlier this year. I don't want to spoil the movie for you, so I won't say much, but the title of the playlist is called "Love and Language". The theme of the playlist was created in the hope that I could convey deep and perpetual love to another person without a single word. If you ever see the film yourself, you will find out why that's interesting.
This is a very carefully curated sequence of songs. Songs that I have spent all my life collecting and holding on to, because they are just so wonderfully beautiful to me. I would like to for you to hear them. And when you do, I hope that all you feel is love.