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Music and It's Power

Updated on January 13, 2020
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Sallie is a retired mother and grandmother who has written short stories for most of her life. Her stories are from her heart to yours.

I have always loved music. I am not a savant. I just know what I love. And I love so many different genre's and types of music.

Just the other day as I was taking down Christmas decorations and alone, I thought about turning on the television for company and decided, instead, to use the Google Assistant to cast Pandora from my phone.

I am so glad that I did. I chose a station that I had forgotten that I saved a long time ago when I first got Pandora. It's a true sign that my tastes still run in the same vein that this particular station appealed a good 15 years ago and still does. For anyone who might be interested, it's called "the Andy Williams" channel.

Listening to nostalgia is the only way I can describe the music I was hearing. Sunday mornings always seem to be a good time to listen to music. Perhaps it's the day of rest ingrained in so many of us that turns us away from the loud, often jarring noise of television. And with technology being so thoughtful, we have so many choices.

This particular Sunday morning I was treated to artists from when I was young and my Dad was still alive and before my mother sunk into depression and alcohol.
I could feel myself being pulled back to the 50's and 60's and I was once again reminded of how sweet life was for awhile anyway.

Andy Williams, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Frank many great artists from that era and so many beautiful songs with music and lyrics that really meant something.

Pandora had just played "Try To Remember" from The Fantasticks", simple lyrics about love, sung by Andy Williams, when my emotions took over and I could feel tears stinging my eyes. My parents were big on Broadway show tunes. Their records have gone the way of so many things after my Father died and my Mom no longer cared what happened to the things that reminded her of him.

I wish I had those albums.

I cannot deny getting that old, sentimental feeling while listening to some of these songs.

A true sign, I think, that Im getting old and looking backward instead of forward.

But, I am grateful to have these memories of that wonderful time in my life.

Thanks Mom and Dad for always having music


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