Blog 2350 – 03.31.2022
Let’s Make Beautiful Music Together
One of those famous movie lines never uttered like Casablanca’s “Play it again, Sam” (Humphrey Bogart’s Rick actually says, “You played it for her, play it for me. Play it, Sam”) is “Come with me to the Casba and we will make beautiful music together.” It was never actually said by Charles Boyer nor by Hedy Lamar in the 1938 film Algiers, but sometimes the legend stands on legs of its own. Whether that unspoken movie line was ever delivered or not it is still true, the old saw, that “Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast” for it whispers peace where there is turmoil, calms the storm, and bring joy to the listener.
It was my daughter Emily, the little girl who sang her song to anyone who came along, who taught me that if you want to get a love note past the gatekeepers of skeptical and rational thought wrap your best words in a melody and it will steal its way into the most resistant mind and the most well-guarded and protected heart.
Sir Elton John long before he was a knight or even a Rocket-man sang: “My gift is my song, this one’s for you.”
Your friend and fellow traveler with ever a love song in my heart, just for you,
I Write The Songs