Each month, I participate in a blog circle with a group of fellow photographers where we share lifestyle and documentary images of our own families and our own lives, inspired by a song. This month’s inspiration for our Songs of Life blog circle was “Put Your Records On” by Corinne Bailey Rae.
I love the meaning behind this song. To me, this song is about staying true to yourself and finding your own inner light. To not worry about what others think, and you will discover who you are and find your own strength and confidence.
Over the past two years, Bella has discovered a love for dance. This year, she added more dance classes to her busy days, and I have seen strength and confidence emerging from within her as she progresses through dance. Over the past two years, I feel as though she is discovering new things within herself. She is learning more and more about who she is and what she loves, and dance has been a big part of that.
In her song, Corinne Bailey Rae sings about the freedom of self-expression, to dare to be yourself. To be carefree and not worry, that everything will be ok. To not allow society’s expectations to determine who you are, but rather to find your own path. I hope that as Bella grows older that she expresses herself, releases her worries, and finds further strength within herself through dance. Put your records on.
“Three little birds sat on my window
And they told me I don’t need to worry.”
“You’re gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow.”
Be sure to continue on in our blog circle to see how Lucy Sandeen of Lucy Sandeen Photography interpreted this month’s song!