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 still facing a serious situation but a new year gives us hope for the new days, seasons, opportunities & moments ahead. Still, music is something that will never change for me. It is my refuge, the most comforting part of my life & the one thing I consistently count on. So until a more normal semblance of life 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.
Today’s song was a #1 hit in 1950. The initial version won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the same year after it was featured in the movie “Captain Carey, U.S.A.”. With all due respect to the film rendition, it could not come close to the version by Nathaniel Adams Cole, who was born March 17, 1919 in Alabama. No one but no one sang a song like him, better known by his stage name, Nat King Cole. Happy birthday to him and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you.
“Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there and they die there
Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa,
Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art“.
Nat King Cole circa 1950. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Nat King Cole: “Mona Lisa” (1950, written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston).
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