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?
(Image found online. Original source unknown.)
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.
Yesterday (Day 72) I wrote about my favorite song from a group that had a few hits before they faded away. Another group from the 1970’s that had the same fate was Firefall. They had a similar story & background as ARS, but the difference was I was not really a fan. Their two big hits, “You Are The Woman” & “Just Remember I Love You” were pleasant enough but just a little too pop-ish for my taste. But then I heard today’s song and was immediately entranced. Instead of their upbeat music and lyrics there was a story of a sad dark woman and a haunting melody aided by a flute no less (and Ian Anderson was no where in sight). And I loved it. I still do. And I still love the imagery of the lyrics:
Like rivers in my sleep
You came creeping with your fears…..
I came shinin like a sun.”
Firefall in 1977 (not pictured: David Muse, flute & keyboards). (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Firefall: “Strange Way” (1978, written by Rick Roberts).
I do not own the rights to anything. I am just sharing what I love and how I am coping with you.