Let’s Take A Moment Day 488

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?

Tom Petty music quote

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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.

A couple of days ago Yusuf/Cat Stevens announced on social media that the soundtrack to “Harold & Maude” is being released today in the UK with a new cover in honor of Record Store Day. He was only in his early 20’s when several of his songs were chosen to carry the dark comedy and it was an overwhelming success.

The music, like the singer, was insightful interesting & reflective. It is one of my favorite movie scores of all time & one of my most beloved movies ever. It is quirky, eccentric, funny warm & heartbreaking. Just like life. And it makes you feel like despite how different & alone you may feel at times, if you keep looking, there is a place where you can finally belong.

And here’s to an early happy birthday wish to Yusuf/Cat Stevens. He was born Steven Georgiou on July 21, 1948 making this year birthday #73. May he celebrate 100 more.

Well if you want to say yes, say, “Yes”
And if you want to say no, say, “No”
‘Cause there’s a million ways to go
You know that there are
“.

Cat

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Yusuf/Cat Stevens: “If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out” (1971, 1984, written by Cat Stevens).

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

Stay well.

Let’s Take A Moment Day 461

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?

(Image found online.  Original source unknown.)

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.

Happy Father’s Day to all who father in any way and to the sons & daughters who love them. If you know someone who has guided you, encouraged you, forgiven you, supported you, taught you, comforted you and most importantly has loved you, then you were lucky enough to have a father figure in your life. That is a blessing in every sense of the word. And sending hugs to all of us missing our dads today & every day.

But take your time, think a lot
Think of everything you’ve got
For you will still be here tomorrow
But your dreams may not
“.

Top: Cat Stevens circa 1971. Bottom: Yusuf/Cat Stevens circa 2020. (Images found online.  Original sources unknown.)

Yusuf/Cat Stevens: “Father & Son” (1970, written by Cat Stevens).

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

Stay well.