I was going to work on writing up and illustrating a painting lesson tonight, when I got side tracked on YouTube. Now I have been on YouTube to find out how to fix my washing machine, break open a safe (hey, it was cool!) but I really haven’t been on it for music in almost a decade. Wow! Where does time go?
I was happy to find Bob Seger, because you can’t find his on Spotify. And it brought back fond memories of my teens, and the music that spoke to me and played loudly while I cruised throughout the Town.
Yet further down the road, my 20’s, my 30’s, when my sister would come visit, she would snag a cd, leaving the cover empty, and for me to find later! That girl had probably 12-15 of my cd’s including and not limited to: Harry Chapin, Bob Seger, Tina Turner. My favorite cd’s.
The other day I was going through my collection (long standing collector of music which started at the age of 15 when I bought my first pioneer receiver). It cost about $600 then. I’ve long since replaced them with Bose. But what I found were the empty cd cases of the ones my sister had stolen. And I say that lightly. She could afford her own, she just liked to do this! I shed a tear or two, because she died over a decade ago, and I held onto those cases because I never wanted to forget her, or any of her little tricks. Believe me, I’ve learned that I need nothing in material form to remind me of what a beautiful, wonderful person she was. I miss her every day.
I neatly placed the empty cd cases back on the shelves, because I just love to remember the funny things she did. Like putting confetti in cards, and crazy little antics that made me laugh.
Life is short, Where did all this time go? And where the hell did these wrinkles come from? I still feel like I’m in my teens when I listen to music of the 70’s. Grateful, very grateful for this form of art and the many artists who have touched me through their words, tunes.
I didn’t get my lesson plan done, but I sure did enjoy the cruise down memory lane! Do yourself a favor. Skip the dishes or chores tonight, visit YouTube and go listen to the songs of your youth. I bet you’ll be glad you did!