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I love this week's topic. Music - what a wonderful thing! And there are so many different types of music. Yesterday, walking back from lunch, I enjoyed the music of singing birds. Last night, I was lulled to sleep by the music of a gentle Spring rain.
When I'm in a funk, I pop in Mika's CD, Life in Cartoon Motion, and my mood lifts immediately. If I want to relax and slow things down, I pop in The Best of Sade.
There are also songs that remind me of a specific time and place - Red Red Wine always makes me think of a special first date, Morris Day and the Time and early Prince remind me of "parking" at Audubon Park :-) ... every Christmas season, I cry the first time I hear Band-Aid sing "Do they know it's Christmas?" (And who can keep a dry eye when they hear the "Ballad Loch Lomond"?)
Sometimes a song will cause an unexpected reaction. The other day, I was driving to work and heard "Rock Me Amadeus" - not a sad song, but it made me cry. I had just heard that a friend had passed away and that song was popular when we met. On the flip side, "Sweet Home Alabama", a song I detested when I lived in Alabama, now brings a smile to my face when I hear it. (I still change the station when it comes on, but now I do so with a smile on my face.)
Still, I think the best kind of music is the kind that celebrates life. Here's the staff at the Ashnil Mara Camp dancing and singing to celebrate Debbie's 50th birthday.