The Perpetual Song
"Happy Birthday" is the most frequently performed song in history. With more than 360,000 global births per day and global population of 7.3B (more than 600 million birthdays per day) this song is sung in nearly every country and language. It is the first song most of us remember hearing and maybe the last one we will remember. Our life begins nine months before that day. Mother's swoon, grandmother's ask, fathers paint and build, and siblings listen intently to the sounds of their new brother or sister. Then we mark the day of your emergence into the light as your "Birth Day." And of course, like so many other parts of our culture, the ability to celebrate it with an endless stream of merchandise nulls its significance. Let's stop an reflect on the path we've taken from conception to now. Who have we influenced? What good have done? What can we do with the rest of our lives?
You can see all the variations here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birthday_songs
Art doesn't exist in a vacuum. Just as we like it when other people read our stories, listen to our music, like our photos, and eat the food that we have made, we also take inspiration from what other people have made. We experience art, internalize it, and finally interpret it by creating our own version of it. Just think of fan fiction and all the memes that pop up every week after a Game of Thrones episode! This week creative Framers, we are going to actively exercise this interpretive skill
by taking inspiration from your favorite song lyric, or specific line from a song. Don’t forget to fill in the name of the song and/or the lyrics that have inspired you in the title or caption section when you upload your photo.