Let’s Take A Moment Day 4

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?

music heart

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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 have been pulled over for speeding three times in my life.  The first time I tried crying but still got a ticket.  The second time I tried flirting and got a look of disgust to go along with the ticket.  The third time I was struggling to think of what I was going to tell the officer when he asked me if I knew how fast I was going.  A yes was an admission of guilt and no was a lie.  But the officer surprised me by asking why I was speeding and I panicked.  All I could think to do was turn up the radio and tell him the truth.

“Officer, every time I hear this song when I’m driving I think I am in a high speed car chase in a Martin Scorsese film.”

The cop stared at me for about 20 seconds then said, “Well you’re not, so slow down.  Have a nice day.”   Then he walked away.

Moral of the story:  The Rolling Stones will get you out of a ticket.  Oh, and honesty doesn’t hurt either.

Rolling Stones

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Day 4: The Rolling Stones: “Gimme Shelter” (1969, written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards).

I do not own the rights to anything.  I am just sharing what I love and how I am coping with you.

Stay well.