A Jana Mashonee Playlist For Peace, Tranquility, And Understanding
Mark gave me Jana Mashonee's Flash Of A Firefly and this poster for my birthday. I listened to the CD on my drive out early the next morning to sit with my Mom.
We had gotten some bad news from Mom's chemo doctor the day before.
Later, I sat in my car reading the words to the songs and noticed the lyrics to Friend Above. "That sounds like a gospel song," I thought and then played it. Friend Above has quickly become one of my favorites.
I was sitting with Mom early one morning this week when she offered to play a song from her local church service.
"Have you ever heard Harold and Martha sing?" She asked and thankfully (LOL!) she couldn't find the spot on her cassette. Instead I played Friend Above for her. I watched as she closed her eyes, leaned back in her recliner and peace spread across her face. I know her back still hurt as did the weight of the doctor's words, still she seemed at peace.
"That's beautiful," she said and drifted off to sleep.
I realized that perhaps I needed to create a playlist for Mom: Jana Mashonee's Playlist For Peace, Tranquility and Understanding.
I picked out songs from the three CD's that form sort of a bridge over troubled waters and then realized I had picked thirty songs. As much at it pained me to do so, I whittled the list down to a total of twenty. If your favorite didn't make the cut you can create your own. Be warned, there are many great songs on these three CDs and the choices are tough.
Flash Of A Firefly
Survive the night
I'll Be With You
Baby I Love You
American Indian Story
The New World
The Sacred rGifts of Mother Earth
The Spirit of One
The Enlightened Time,
The Medicine Woman's Vision
New Moon Born
A Change Is Gonna Come
For Just One Night
Lost in Lies
IT'S MY LIST AND I'LL FUDGE IF I WANT TO.
No playlist like this would be complete without Amazing Grace from American Indian Christmas and that makes twenty-one. When I tried to burn the CD, I discovered there were still too many songs! So I had to cut it to 17.
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