Thursday, August 20, 2009
Happy Week, Thursday
Music makes me happy. It always has. Song is one of the constants in my life. Whether I am sad, happy, delighted, wistful, or any mood in between, you'll find me listening. And, you'll likely hear me singing. I have a song for every occasion. I am an unabashed car-singer, shower-singer, front-of-the-classroom-singer. Mostly I'm a grab-a-wooden-spoon-pretend-it's-a-mike-and-let-'er-rip kind of singer. I gain daily joy from singing though I can't play a note. Not on a single instrument. Still. I love to hear musicians create their magic. Live music gives me the happy shivers. I even love high school band concerts. There is just something so wonderful and life affirming in making a joyful noise, in creating music, in raising your voice in song. I cry every time I join with a crowd to sing the National Anthem. I sing Sloane's Song every night when I turn her lights out and say goodnight, and there's not much that I enjoy more than being a part of a choir. Music makes me happy.
Yes, music makes me happy, and this video makes me happier than nearly any music I've ever heard. Watch. Listen. Celebrate.
Life is good. Sing it loud.
The image above is used with permission. It is from the September, 1937 issue of The Etude Music Magazine via takeabreak's photostream.
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