Saturday, April 19, 2014

Que Sera Sera by Doris Day

As I've been working on the posts for this challenge, I've realized that many of the songs I've chosen share a common theme, they remind us that everything is going to be okay. I'm not sure if I've learned that from the music or if I'm drawn to it because it speaks to my inner voice-perhaps it's a little of both!

I'll admit I've never been terribly familiar with today's song. While compiling my A to Z list, I stumbled on a couple of letters (specifically Q and X) and reached out to a couple of friends who are also music lovers for help. When my friend Melissa included this one in her list, it was like "Duh!" My mother has sang the refrain for as long as I can remember. Whenever a situation doesn't turn out as we'd hoped or when the neighbor boy crushed my adolescent feelings "Que sera sera, whatever will be will be".  She has often annoyed the hell out of me with that line!

Maybe this is where it all comes from, my belief that everything happens for a reason and my faith in The Universe. I listened to the full song for the first time when I started this challenge and I do like it. I like the fact that despite it's age, I can still relate to it and enjoy it. I think it proves my point of this project which is that music can just speak to us for a variety of reasons and when it does, it often burrows into our brains and souls and stays there, making us who we are. Here I've lived my life affected by this song and I didn't even realize it!


  1. Nice to see a post similar to mine...I love the song.

  2. Woohoo! I inspired a post! I feel fancy. ;D This song and the phrase "it is what it is" are like little arrows to my heart. I hate lack of control and letting things up to fate or the universe. But as I've gotten older, I'm slowly learning that sometimes the universe knows what it's doing. :D

  3. Thanks for your help! It was obviously just the suggestion I needed. I will say I've been able to take a lot comfort in my faith in The Universe. Sometimes I find I'm able to deal with unfortunate events by reminding myself that everything happens for a reason.

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. I loved that I stumbled across your post today!

  5. I thought the same thing but I do agree it fits in. I'm glad you do too!

  6. I remember hearing this song as a kid a lot too, can't quite remember who sang it. Have you ever seen Doris Day in "The Pajama Game"? She was great in that, and great songs too!

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