The Sound of Music's Lasting Affects
When Rosie was just 10 years old, her mother passed away. For years after, Rosie says she dreamed of Julie Andrews becoming her new mother. "I had a recurring fantasy that Julie Andrews would show up at my house and fall in love with my dad and somehow this nanny/babysitter/nun/angel comes in and transforms the entire family," she says. "So it, for me, was a dream, a hope, a wish, a fantasy, something to sort of pin my sadness on that elevated it."
It's not just Julie that she loves—it's the entire movie. "It was life-altering," she says."It was definitely the best film I had ever seen in my life. It remains so to this day."
At least once a year, Rosie says she gathers her children together to watch it. "There are such great lessons about believing in who you are and destiny and fate and trusting your instincts and not compromising," Rosie says. "It's strange to watch a movie that meant so much to me with my own children and see it resonate with them."
"When I have a big event coming up, job interview, large test—and even the day of my wedding—I start singing out loud 'I Have Confidence,'" she says.
When it comes to her favorite things, Kaitlyn's is music. She's now mentoring sign language interpreters who work in the theater. "The Sound of Music changed my life," she says.
"I could go to another world for three hours," Rick says. "I could go to that part of me that was free. That part of me that had no worries, no woes, no concerns. For three hours, it was just wonderful, splendid peace."
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