Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are in a serious situation, but I need a break from the gloom, doom and bullying by way of hoarding. Music has always been my refuge and watching those beautiful Italians singing to each other from their balconies reaffirmed my belief that music is the answer. So until the old normal returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
In 2018, today’s song was one of six to to be be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’s newest category honoring outstanding singles. It was released 51 years earlier and worldwide it sold over 10 million copies. There is not much more to add to that because it is truly one of the greatest songs ever recorded, with some of the best sing-a-long lyrics ever put down on paper:
“And so it was that later
as the miller told his tale
that her face, at first just ghostly,
turned a whiter shade of pale.”
Procul Harum circa 1967 (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Procol Harum: “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” (1967, written by Gary Brooker, Keith Reid and Matthew Fisher).
I do not own the rights to anything. I am just sharing what I love and how I am coping with you.