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Music Is…

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Music is the shorthand of emotion -Leo Tolstoy

Music heals.  Music evokes memories.  Music soothes.  Music allows us to reach inside and regain our power.  Music is a big part of my life.  I played piano for years.  I still have a piano which is now in my garage, unable to be used due to damage.  I miss singing and playing piano.

I find that there are songs which remind me of good times in my life, ones that remind me of people who have passed away and there are some songs which remind me of sad times.  Tears sometimes escape unbidden when I listen to certain songs.  There’s such an emotionality to music.  It touches the heart, the mind and the soul with each note, each lyric, each rhythm and beat.

Alzheimer’s Disease takes that part last I’ve been told.  Music, lyrics are the last to go which holds a special part of my heart’s hope.  Glen Campbell’s special I’ll Be Me  showed us that point.  Haven’t you ever heard a song and felt like you were transferred back in time, another decade, another era, another part of your life that now is so far gone that it almost feels like it never happened to you and then POOF you hear a familiar tune and VOILA, the memories return, flooding back, filling our minds with memories that we may have thought were lost.

So the next time you are listening to music, think about it!  We are all connected!

Shine On!

xo

 

All You Need Is…

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I recently heard The Beatles’ song, All You Need Is Love, again and I couldn’t help but amazed by the lyrics.  Of course, I knew the song by heart, but in actually LISTENING to the words, my understanding deepened so I thought I’d share with you since Valentine’s Day is around the corner.

Do you feel the impact of the lyrics like I do?  Take a moment and go back in time, to 1967 and see if the message holds you captive today!

Shine On!

xo

The Beatles – All You Need Is Love*
Love, Love, Love.
Love, Love, Love.
Love, Love, Love.

There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done.
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game.
It’s easy.

Nothing you can make that can’t be made.
No one you can save that can’t be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time.
It’s easy.

All you need is love.
All you need is love.
All you need is love, love.
Love is all you need.

All you need is love.
All you need is love.
All you need is love, love.
Love is all you need.

Nothing you can know that isn’t known.
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown.
Nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.
It’s easy.

All you need is love.
All you need is love.
All you need is love, love.
Love is all you need.

All you need is love (All together, now!)
All you need is love. (Everybody!)
All you need is love, love.
Love is all you need (love is all you need).

Yee-hai!
Oh yeah!
She loves you, yeah yeah yeah.
She loves you, yeah yeah yeah.

*Thanks to various internet sites for the lyrics!