"Letters to a Young Poet"
As many of us do while working on something, I listen to various music in the background. One of those was Aria by Yanni. One day I became particularly moved by the soprano of the performance at The Acropolis. I found out her name was Darlene Koldenhoven, and after some more snooping, found that she was the music consultant for Sister Act, and even starred in it as one of the nuns. It's an old film, so feeling nostalgic, I watched it again. She really was in it! It was a fun movie, so I watched Sister Act II. Then I picked up something I had never paid much attention to before. In one scene, the sister approached one of the students who wanted to be a singer but whose mother was against it. The sister said to her:
"I know you want to sing. See, I love to sing. Nothing makes me happier. I either wanted to be a singer or the head of the Ice Capades. Hey, do you know who the Ice Capades are? Don't roll your eyes. They were very cool. I went to my mother, who gave me this book called 'Letters to a Young Poet'. Rainer Maria Rilke. He's a fabulous writer. A fellow used to write to him and say, 'I want to be a writer. Please read my stuff.' And Rilke says to this guy, 'Don't ask me about being a writer. If when you wake up in the morning, you can think of nothing but writing, then you're a writer.' I'm gonna say the same thing to you. If you wake up in the mornin' and you can't think of anything but singin' first, then you're supposed to be a singer, girl."
The student replied, "What's the point of your story, sister? ... What's the point?"
The sister pushed the book to her and said, "Read the book. And don't roll your eyes about the Ice Capades. It was a very good living. I just want to point that out!" x'D
Here's the book [link]