Music... it flows through my body like breathing, eating and sleeping!
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“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” Tom Bodett
I spent the afternoon getting reacquainted with my guitar. Not sure if I have played at all since this photo was taken in early December. Up until 5 years ago, I played my guitar continually, singing and playing and learning still. I started playing in 9th grade at age 13. My parents purchased an Alvarez Classical Guitar from a shop up in Sherman, Texas where my older brother was attending Austin College. I still have that guitar close by. It shared many a bus trip and plane trip over the years, as well as the rule with my children (teasingly) that if we had a fire, the oldest was to grab my guitar, the middle was to grab the family Bible and I would grab the youngest, the baby.
It was an instant love for me. I had played the piano for six years and the timing was 1965 era. Right in the middle of Beatles, Rolling Stones, Peter Paul and Mary, the Mamas and the Papas, Simon and Garfunkel, etc etc. I played it all and sang it with my best friend Janet. She and I even wrote songs... songs of love and life. The sixties were a challenging time, but we were too young to realize what was truly happening.
This is a time when life in America began to drastically change and evolve. The seeds had been planted years before and the protests of the Vietnam War, human rights, and a time to stir the pot backwards against the stream of things. I intend to do some research back to this time with some of the music, the words, the meaning, the intention... as I feel we are in a questionable time today. Looking back and comparing today will be ahead. (Did you know my second major in college is History?)
What started this all today was me singing and finger picking from memory so many of the original pieces from 1965-1967 era. I remembered most verses and 95% of the chords as well, with a bit of listening and finding my way. If I find time to continue my search behind the music of those years
Take time after you read this, to realize who is the someone you love, the something you do, and what you hope for.
“So may all your enemies perish, LORD! But may all who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength.” Then the land had peace forty years." Judges 5:31
Laurie Pace - A Texas Artist
Laurie Pace is an international artist with her paintings collected in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, DuBai, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, St Thomas, Romania, Greece, Croatia, and Ecuador.
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