Vintage youth

eclectic taste in music

This afternoon I’m working moving numbers as usual, but instead of the usual silence or listening to Joseph Prince I got out some old CD’s.  It’s fun to look through them, and marvel at the artists whose work is classic, whose work is forgotten and the ones still making music.

To say I have eclectic taste in music is about as accurate as it gets:  everything from Eagles (my #1 all time favorite ever for always!) to Whitesnake, Rod Stewart, Luther Vandross, Bill Withers, Beach Boys, Shania Twain, Cheryl Crow, Los Lonely Boys, Cheap Trick, Lou Bega, Savage Garden, Third Eye Blind, LeCrae…. and the list continues.  Suffice to say, music is a big part of my world.

On any given day, I most often pop in Eagles greatest hits.  Why?  Because they’re lyrics speak to my soul, as does most music.  Not in some ethereal heebie jeebie kind of way, but it meets me wherever I am.

I remember when I was in the process of getting divorced, the song Already Gone was my anthem.  I’d play it loud and sing just as loud.

“So often times it happens, we live our lives in chains and we never even realize we have the key.”

“When you look up in the sky, you can see the stars and still not see the light.”  That’s right.

Next on the play list is Rod Stewart greatest hits, Forever Young.  If you think about it, age is only a number, it has nothing to do with who you are.

Let’s all get the key and unlock our shackles, notice the brilliant light the stars offer us and remember to enjoy life and have fun.


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