Let’s Take A Moment Day 101

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?

Kerouac

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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.

Another one of my great loves, Kris Kristofferson, celebrated his 84th birthday on June 22.  He has been in some of my favorite movies including “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”, “Welcome Home”, “Payback” and “Christmas In Connecticut”.  But he will always be one of my musical heroes for writing such poetic and eloquent songs about love, either the loss of it or the great joy of having it.  A lot of artists have covered the many songs in his remarkable and varied catalog, but to me there is nothing better than his raspy expressive voice singing his own works of art.

Wakin’ in the mornin’ to the feelin’ of her fingers on my skin
Wipin’ out the traces of the people and the places that I’ve been
Teachin’ me that yesterday was somethin’ that I’d never thought of trying’
Talkin’ of tomorrow and the money love and time we had to spend
Lovin’ her was easier than anything I’ll ever do again.

Keis

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Kris Kristofferson:  “Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)” (1971, written by Kris Kristofferson).

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

Stay well.