Thursday, May 24, 2012

Musical Memories



     Here I am reminiscing on how much my twin sister Janine and I loved a wide variety of music. This specially comes to mind with the passing of 3 of our favourite singers in recent times - Whitney Houston, Donna Summer and Robin Gibbs of the Bee Gees. We liked so many of the songs from these singers. This month also brings back memories of Jamaica's late reggae super star Bob Marley who passed away some 31 years ago on May 11, 1981.
    I continue to love music and listen to a lot of it on the radio and watch my favourite music shows on weekends.  As Bob Marley once said " One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."
    

30 comments:

Maria said...

I loved this post, Judy. I can relate to so much of what you said. I love the Bob Marley quote...isn't it so true?! Music really has a way of healing us and speaking to us in ways nothing else can.
I can hear a song and instantly gain some peace...no matter how badly I'm hurting.
I hope that you are doing well and Jamaica is still bright and sunny.
It has been storming on and off here this week. it is peaceful but humid.
Wishing you a wonderful day, my friend.
Much love xoxoxox
Maria

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Music is soooooo good for the soul and mind and body ~ love the creation photo of musical composition ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are so right ArtMuseDog and Carol! Take care and have a good day!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi there Maria,
Thanks for your comments. I am glad you like this post. Music really helps us along this journey called life. I wish you so many good things and I will continue to pray for you. The sun visits us often although we do get rain now and then. Take good care and as always I send you lots of love and best wishes.
Judy

Evelyn said...

How sad we have lost 3 great singers in such a short span of time:( And Bob Marley was another classic. I had posted a quote from him that I just loved.
http://myturn-evelyn.blogspot.com/2012/04/perfection.html

So glad you linked up to Katherine's Corner Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop and so hope you will share any of your great posts at Freedom Fridays.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Evelyn,
We have really lost 3 great singers in a short span of time. I will check your link featuring Bob Marley's quote. Thanks also for inviting me to participate in Freedom Fridays. I look forward to adding a link. Take care.
Judy

Sandee said...

I loved all these artists too. Love the Bob Marley quote. It's right on the money.

Have a terrific day Judy. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Sandee! A good day to you too!

Jillian Nicole said...

Hi Judy just wanted to let you know I completely agree and I am also teaching my children to love music both classical and traditional or modern. My daughter (2 years) loves to sing and although she does not get the words and notes right, she sounds perfect in my ears.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Jillian,
It is great that you are encouraging your children to love music and your 2 year old daughter loves to sing! Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.
Judy

Sparkle and Co said...

What you're saying is so true. And Bob Marley, as usual, is right! Think positive ;)

Clairejustine said...

I love music it cheers me up also when I'm down these were all great artist I loved and still love to listern too :) have a lovey weekend Judy :)

Terry said...

Music is food for the soul. Enjoyed your post.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Sparkle and Co, Positive vibrations indeed. Have a great weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Clairejustine! I also wish you a happy weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Terry! Have a great weekend!

mel said...

thanks for linking up for the "favorite thing" blohop!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

<Music cheers me up to no end:) What a great post! Happy weekend!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for the opportunity Mel. Have a good weekend!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Melissa! Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Jenny said...

Hi Judy-
I love music too. Brings me to different places in my mind when I need it too :) It was so sad to hear of all of those passings in a row. Many of the greats.
Thanks for sharing for favorite thing. Hope you have a wonderful Holiday Weekend. Always love seeing your posts.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Jenny,
Music really works wonders. Take care and have yourself a wonderful weekend.
Judy

May said...

Awww My kids are so in love with music too! And Bob Marley is right on point..Hope you have a wonderful weekend...

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi May,
I have been enjoying a lot of music since early this morning!:) Do enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Judy

Katherines Corner said...

Great post my friend. I know just how you feel.I was saddened by their loss too. I cried when maurice gibb died and then again when robin died. Before I was sad about andy gibb's death. Barry must be broken hearted.
Whitney and then Donna so many all at once. Music speaks to our hearts. They will all be missed. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop Big Hugs xo

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Katherine,
It is really sad to see all these great singers passing on. Happily their music lives on. It must be a big blow to Barry. I have been thinking and just recall that Robin was a twinless twin because Maurice was his twin. Take care and all the best to you and your family.
Judy

JamericanSpice said...

It's amazing how our memories are tied to music.

Definitely a great quote from Bob.

I love music. It helps me so much.

Hope your weekend is going great!

Judy Haughton-James said...

So true JamericanSpice! The Bob Marley quote is wonderful. Do enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Evelyn said...

So glad I found a new friend in you:) I enjoyed hearing your thoughts and our conversation. Thanks for sharing this at Freedom Fridays:) Hope you have a Marvelous week and see you again on Friday (if not several times before))

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Evelyn
Thanks for your kind comments. I am also glad that I have found another friend through Blogging!:) I look forward to participating again in Freedom Fridays and will also visit your Blog often. Take care and have a wonderful week.
Judy

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