Climb Every Mountain Spread
On This Day
Real life was far different from the film and stage version. Maria von Trapp admits, “I really and truly was not in love. I liked him but didn’t love him. However, I loved the children, so in a way I really married the children...I learned to love him more than I have ever loved before or after.”
Maria von Trapp, inspiration for the film and stage play The Sound of Music, was born in Austria on this day in 1905.
Summation of Spread
The Fool climbs every mountain because he doesn’t know he shouldn’t. The Fool is a constant reminder that life is about the journey, not the destination. He faces northwest, toward the direction of the unknown and untraveled.
The Sound of Music’s circuitous theme is about facing your fears. Maria—frightened of becoming the nanny, hesitant to fall in love—displays the ultimate act of bravery when she and her family escape the Nazis. Through the story, she rises to meet every obstacle thrown in her path. This spread, inspired by the beloved film, helps face fears and usher a breakthrough.
Cast Your Cards
Toss apprehension aside, plunge ahead, and cast your cards.
1. What is my goal?
2. What is my attitude?
3. When should I begin?
4. What is my challenge?
5. How shall I meet this challenge?
6. What will happen if I give up?
7. What happens if I persevere?
8. Who offers me help?
9. What will I discover?
10. What is my reward?