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The Music In Me

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Today, I was determined to finish painting the hallway so we could put all the paint stuff back in the garage until next winter. So, I turned up some tunes, picked up a brush and moved the ladder into the hallway.

I painted and I listened to the music. The Bellamy Brothers, Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Amazing Rhythm Aces..... Song after song.

Before long, I found myself transported back to 1976 to a time, just before my life took a shocking turn and I found myself dumped on the front steps of the School of Hard Knocks.

The thoughts, perceptions and calculations of that naive 24 year old girl I once was (still wet behind the ears, as dad used to say) came rushing back to me.

Oh, those memories! The emotions! What those songs meant to me back then. I had no clue where the road I was on would take me. . . . and what was just around the next bend.

Before long, the hallway was painted. But what a trip down memory lane.

In many ways, I'm still that girl.

I'm thankful for my upbringing. I am thankful for the era in which I was raised.

I'm thankful for that spark inside of me that kept me on my feet.

I've learned a lot. I am still learning. I have a lot more to learn.

I am thankful for the music in me.

And I'm really thankful that I can once again dance to the music --
and burn up a whole lot of calories!!!!!
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TWILAQ1 3/23/2013 9:44PM

    I dance to a Grateful Dead radio show most Saturday nights on www.klcc.org 7-9pm west coast time. Fun work out!

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BIGPAWSUP 3/22/2013 4:06PM

    This is wonderful! I love those trips down memory lane. You are a remarkable woman!

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123ELAINE456 3/22/2013 2:40AM

  Awesome Blog!!! The Music made the Painting go more Quickly along with Walking Down Memory Lane. Good job. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Marvelous Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LIBBYL1 3/21/2013 11:23PM

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KARIDIAN1 3/21/2013 10:54PM

    Music sounds like a great way to make the job easier. And the memories the music brings.

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LYNNWILK2 3/21/2013 10:44PM

    love the blog and the "walk down memory lane" and painting the hall way wasn't lost one me... I know not intentional (or maybe it was).
So glad you got the hall painted. I need to do all my ceilings (UGH).

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MSLZZY 3/21/2013 10:34PM

    Painting and dancing-wished I'd seen that! HUGS!

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