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.
Forty three years ago today we lost Elvis. I do not normally like to acknowledge when we lose an artist, but the death of The King knocked the world off its axis and it has never recovered. He did it all: sang, played guitar, danced, acted, wrote songs, served his country and gave his fans everything he had. There was no one like him before or since and undoubtedly there never will be. Anyone who likes music of any kind owes this man a great debt for completely changing the game from the sound of his very first record. He covered so many different types of music throughout his career: rock & roll, pop, country, gospel, americana/roots music, standards and blues/jazz numbers. He was simply the best in any genre of music. This is my absolute favorite song of his and one of the most beautiful love songs I ever heard. Thank you, Elvis Aron Presley. You are missed. Every. Single. Day.
“Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you”.
Elvis Presley circa 1958. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Elvis Presley: “Can’t Help Falling In Love” (1961, written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss).
I do not own the rights to anything. I am just sharing what I love and how I am coping with you.