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RoseRed135

Does music help?

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What songs or types of songs, if any, tend to lift your spirits?

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I am so glad you ask that. I am listening to Reba McEntire's (be still my heart) new album; "Sing It Now. Sons of Faith & Hope" while I write my newsletter to my family. Oh Happy Days! 

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Music always helps! A girlfriend (who is a music teacher!) sent me a little gifty commemorating DH's passing. Its a decorative box that says "Music is how feelings sound". Absolutely spot on. 

 

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4 hours ago, Mame925 said:

Music always helps! A girlfriend (who is a music teacher!) sent me a little gifty commemorating DH's passing. Its a decorative box that says "Music is how feelings sound". Absolutely spot on. 

 

I love that scene in Immortal Beloved when Gary Oldman, who plays Beethoven, lays his head down on the piano while playing-

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Music pulls us out of our heads and back into now-

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For me, it depends on the  kind of music. If it's too sentimental, it can get me crying! So if I do feel like I can listen to some music, I usually like something upbeat to keep me marching around the house and getting chores done.

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One Sunday in Church the song service included all of my fathers favorite hymns and the service spoke of one of Daddy's favorite subjects.  I left immediately in tears after the invitation because that last song was too much.  I felt like it was a message directly to me.

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I broke out the Christmas music yesterday! As a rule I detest Christmas music because so much is done so poorly. DH was a Christmas music junkie so got rid of most of it. What I kept is stuff by artists who 'get it'...right now the soundtrack from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (Vince Girauldi Trio) is playing...and always makes me smile. 

The rest of the set list:
Once Upon A Christmas ~ Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton 

Gold & Green ~ Sugarland

Feels Like Christmas ~ Jimmy Fortune (who for 3 decades sang tenor for the Statler Brothers)

Rockapella Christmas ~ Rockapella (they did the Folger's Coffee jingle as street corner singers)

In The Christmas Mood ~ Glenn Miller Orchestra 

I'm enjoying it....later on I'll be revisiting some Celtic Christmas music, tunes by Alabama (they have a new Christmas CD I haven't opened yet) along with The Oak Ridge Boys (who know how to do Christmas music!)...

I don't usually do videos, but I love this one:

Christmas Without You

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Whoa, ladies, this thread is 6 months old! But I get its ongoing significance. And it's certainly fits in w/ the season. So I guess it's just as well to leave it open. :)

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