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.
Percy Sledge’s songs personified what music critic Dave Marsh called “emotional classics for romantics of all ages”. Sledge’s biggest hit has been around for over 50 years and despite excellent covers by fans like Gregg Allman, The Guess Who’s Burton Cummings and Bette Midler in the movie “The Rose”, it is the original that people still want to hear.
“When a man loves a woman
He can do her no wrong
He can never want
Some other girl.”
Percy Sledge circa 1966 (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Percy Sledge: “When a Man Loves a Woman” (1966, written by Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright).
I do not own the rights to anything. I am just sharing what I love and how I am coping with you.