Hello world! Happy Monday! I have been up since 4:30 a.m. and actually feel pretty good. There is a miracle benefit to being in your pj’s all day on a Sunday. My energy level has been restored and I am ready to kick my own ass!
When I first started this blog, I wanted it to be a combination of all the things I love. Sometimes I get very into cooking and I post more recipes. Today I want to try something I have seen on other bloggers sites and that is Music Monday. I actually owe music a big chunk of my heart, let alone a little spot on my blog.
Simply put, I can’t function without it. It gets me through everything. My earliest memories all have music in the back round. My parents played records on the hi-fi and gave me the best of both worlds in their tastes. Dad was more like the stoner rock guy who favored Led Zeppelin, The Doors, and Pink Floyd. My mom was into Motown, The Bee Gees, and Patsy Cline. Then there were my older sisters who were into Kiss, Cheap Trick and Blondie. I came along and for me it was Prince, Motley Crue and Metallica. All different sounds but equal on impacting me forever. Today I will pick Prince to write about for obvious reasons.
Sometimes It Snows In April and it’s no joke. Life is Art, Art is Life….You know what I mean? This morning we got a little bit of the white stuff and it made me think of the purple dude. Then I listened to it and I cried. Prince has a way of doing that to me. If there is one thing I regret in life, it is never seeing Prince. I have been to many, many concerts spanning over 35 years and not one was for Prince. Sigh. One of my besties saw him and I am happy she did. It was pretty awesome from what I understand. Of course, for I would not expect anything less.
He is one of those artists that communicate to people. His words are felt deeply. He has a healing power by letting it all out. When my oldest sister passed away, I played Free on repeat as I wrote her eulogy. Don’t sleep ’til the sunrise, listen 2 the falling rain….don’t worry ’bout tomorrow, don’t worry ’bout your pain…..don’t cry unless you’re happy, don’t smile unless you’re blue….never let that lonely monster take control of you…Be glad that U r free….free 2 change your mind….free 2 go most anywhere, anytime…..Be glad that u r free….there’s many a man who’s not…be glad 4 what U had baby, what you’ve got….Be glad 4 what you’ve got.
I love him so much. So, so, so much. Thank You God for giving us Prince. Think about those words. I think of the other side of the world, where people are not free. It seriously shakes my core to know that there are people that do not have what we have as Americans. If I had a super power, it would be to make all people free. This is a very passionate subject for me and one I could probably dedicate it’s own post to. But my point here is to be glad that you are free for sure.
And today’s song, Sometimes It Snows In April is helping me get through my emotions from my dad passing. Sometimes it snows in April….Sometimes I feel so bad….Sometimes, sometimes I wish that life was never ending….And all good things, they say never last.
Yep. Life is a mix of ups and downs, happiness and sadness. Struggles and victories. But through all of it, Prince always has a song to fit the moment.
Well unfortunately my time today is cut short. The house is back live on the market and it only took a half hour to have a showing requested for today. I must power straighten up and get outta here. LOL~!
Have a great day-XOXO