Music With a Message (Positive please)

Since my wife passed on I have many quiet days.... but sometimes that's good
We both admired John James and Pete Berryman's guitar playing and used to listen to this album together often

Niobium, have you tried writing a diary as a means of working through your loss - or even your own biography? It can be very cathartic. The process arranges all thoughts and feelings; records and substantiates deep feelings and establishes the sense of love and adventure that life holds, and indeed, held. It preserves memory and establishes values in their honest and purest form and preserves alive the gift of love in a form that is interpreted in your very own words. Through its pages, whether read again as a comfort, or left for those that follow, therein is the pearl of all that was in your lives. Its value is the pure interpretation of love and a tangible object of love to rest the hand upon in times of recollection. Indeed, it is a bridge to all that was good in one‘s life. What was once a loss, returns to be companion for the future, a reference to what was and what will be again. ❤️
 
Niobium, have you tried writing a diary as a means of working through your loss - or even your own biography? It can be very cathartic. The process arranges all thoughts and feelings; records and substantiates deep feelings and establishes the sense of love and adventure that life holds, and indeed, held. It preserves memory and establishes values in their honest and purest form and preserves alive the gift of love in a form that is interpreted in your very own words. Through its pages, whether read again as a comfort, or left for those that follow, therein is the pearl of all that was in your lives. Its value is the pure interpretation of love and a tangible object of love to rest the hand upon in times of recollection. Indeed, it is a bridge to all that was good in one‘s life. What was once a loss, returns to be companion for the future, a reference to what was and what will be again. ❤️
Thanks BTD Indeed I appreciate your suggestion. In fact fairly early on after my wife’s passing I started to write. It was hard at first but I tried to choose a theme based on a scripture that I could develop and try to link it to how Jehovah is helping me to cope and how he provides hope through the resurrection. As you said it is very cathartic. Recently I’ve been writing some thoughts about how Jehovah provided a round loaf on hot stones as a way to comfort Elijah when he was down and how he does the same for us. I will take up your suggestion and start a diary as that seems a good way to go. Thank you.
As this is a music thread I include one of my favorite songs by someone who passed away too soon.

 
Thanks BTD Indeed I appreciate your suggestion. In fact fairly early on after my wife’s passing I started to write. It was hard at first but I tried to choose a theme based on a scripture that I could develop and try to link it to how Jehovah is helping me to cope and how he provides hope through the resurrection. As you said it is very cathartic. Recently I’ve been writing some thoughts about how Jehovah provided a round loaf on hot stones as a way to comfort Elijah when he was down and how he does the same for us. I will take up your suggestion and start a diary as that seems a good way to go. Thank you.
As this is a music thread I include one of my favorite songs by someone who passed away too soon.

Jehovah is clearly with you at this time. Lovely song.
 
Have Mercy. You go Carole King girl you know you got it go n on.

So many great female singers. I loved her music, Phoebe Snow, Jane Olivor, Anne Murray.

Man oh man.

Funny story. Being African American girl back in the day could be funny with your friends.

I had no rhythm dancing, could not carry a tune and did not dress cool black. (Whatever that meant then head spinning)

One day I had Ann Murray blasting and a girlfriend dropped by. She said what's the matter with you, are you depressed or something. Why you always playing that white music. Don't you have any black music.

So off she went digging through my mom's 45's
(My mom was "Cool. Liked to party) and found some temptations and Pattie LaBelle Screaming songs. I think they were Patty and the blue bells or some mess.

I could not stand her screaming parts then or now. Sorry Patty.

Later in the late 60"s early 70's I took voice and dance lessons. One day in another appropriate thread will tell how I used those lessons 👍 .

But LADY B this was another great lady CAROLE KING.

Today everyone sings everything. Thank goodness for that accomplishment
 
Have Mercy. You go Carole King girl you know you got it go n on.

So many great female singers. I loved her music, Phoebe Snow, Jane Olivor, Anne Murray.

Man oh man.

Funny story. Being African American girl back in the day could be funny with your friends.

I had no rhythm dancing, could not carry a tune and did not dress cool black. (Whatever that meant then head spinning)

One day I had Ann Murray blasting and a girlfriend dropped by. She said what's the matter with you, are you depressed or something. Why you always playing that white music. Don't you have any black music.

So off she went digging through my mom's 45's
(My mom was "Cool. Liked to party) and found some temptations and Pattie LaBelle Screaming songs. I think they were Patty and the blue bells or some mess.

I could not stand her screaming parts then or now. Sorry Patty.

Later in the late 60"s early 70's I took voice and dance lessons. One day in another appropriate thread will tell how I used those lessons 👍 .

But LADY B this was another great lady CAROLE KING.

Today everyone sings everything. Thank goodness for that accomplishment
Yeah, but I have to admit I liked me some Motown music…lots! Great oldies! Like…🎶

 
Deborah, how about Diana Ross’s version of Ain’t No Mountain High Enough?

In fact, years ago, when my kids were younger, our congregation put on a Talent show so I choreographed a dance for my daughter and two of her friends to ‘play’ the Supremes singing this song. We practiced for weeks. It was a hit! But funny to watch them act out the Supremes singing. 🎶🎶🎶

 
It took my mom getting married and us moving to NJ when I learned more about "Life". 😂. we lived not far from Philly.

I never heard of Georgie Woods, Jerry Blavatt, Butterball . WOW I was 18 and learned so much.

Step sister and her friends taught me so much. We would pile in cars and go to Philly to see Temps, Gladys Knight, all the know groups and what a BLAST.

Wow everybody female singers and males and SMOKE EE ROBINSON
my Man 😂.

So A learning experience for a little girl from POUGHKEEPSIE NY.

I liked Ross more in movies. She did have several songs I really liked. I AM COMING OUT WAS ONE OF THEM. But I think the gay folks play this now to make themselves feel
It's OK. UGH. I loved the song for breaking out of my shy self at that time.

In her movie the wiz or whatever the name I loved that closing song she sang. Still brings me to tears . Yes I watch the Wizard of Oz and the WIZ. Guess I am mentally diseased 😂

Looked up song she sang in WIZ I really liked. It was called HOME. SHE SANG THAT SONG WITH ALL HER BEING.
 
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