Blog 2233 – 11.22.21
The Power Of Words Set To Music
Before she passed, just shortly after her thirty-second birthday, my beloved daughter Emily, the little girl who sang her song to anyone who came along, said to me, “Dad you must live at least till you turn eighty-three.” And when I asked her why she said because the date on my eighty-third birthday will be 11.22.33 and I would not want to miss that special day. Sadly she will miss it, and be missed on it especially if I make it to eighty-three. Of the many things my Angel Emily taught me during the wonderful thirty-two years that she was in the world is the power of words set to music to slip passed the gate keepers that we set out to keep ourselves from being touched.
One of the continuing goals that I have set for myself is “to write words, poems, and songs that touch” – encouraging words. We have all, even the youngest of us, heard way too many discouraging words along this journey in time and space. And those words take a terrible toll.
The room we keep in our hearts is never too full of love songs, or love letters containing encouraging and uplifting words. One of the many songs that has touched my heart over the years is a hit song by Karen and Richard Carpenter called simply “Sing.” Whether a song has lyrics as simple as Zip-pity Do Dah or as complicated as Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious, words set to music not only have power to soothe the savage beast, but to make light and happy a heavy heart.
“Don’t worry that it’s not good enough for anyone else to sing. Just sing, sing a song.” This is your life, this is your song.
Your friend and fellow traveler,