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.
I used to love watching old movies with my grandmother. It was how I was introduced to such stars as Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and Rosemary Clooney. The first time I ever heard her sing was during the film “White Christmas”. The first scene I saw was when she sang “Love You Didn’t Do Right By Me” and I was completely captivated. Not only was her voice beautiful, but so was she. And so elegant in her black sweetheart neck gown, white gloves and big dangly earrings which seemed to match the applique on the back of her dress. She was perfection in every sense of the word. After that I listened to practically every record she ever recorded and fell in love with every one. But today’s song has always been my favorite.
Rosemary Clooney circa 1950 (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Rosemary Clooney: “Tenderly” (1951, written by Jack Lawrence and Walter Gross).
I do not own the rights to anything. I am just sharing what I love and how I am coping with you.