Thursday, April 07, 2011

Fan (A/Z)

For the A to Z Challenge - Letter F.

Music is the way our memories sing to us across time. - Lance Morrow

I would take music over every other form of entertainment without a moment of hesitation.

I was raised in a wildflower field of musical styles. My mom loved The Everly Brothers, The Sandpipers and Peter Paul & Mary. My dad loved Johnny Cash, The Who and Grand Funk Railroad. My brother, 6 years my senior, was into The Beatles, The Ohio Players and AC/DC. He brought home KISS ALIVE! when I was in first grade. He only listened to it a few times, but I was changed forever. But all three saturated my little soul with this bouquet of styles, and I love it all.

Fan is such a tiny word. Music is more to me than music. It is memory and identity, blade and bandage, joy and breath. It is as much a part of my life force as my blood and my thoughts.

4 comments:

Stacy Lynn said...

Amen! I suppose I could survive without music, but it would not be living.

poet said...

I love all types of music. I can get into easy listening, sax, classical piano, rock, country, just all over the place. Enjoying your posts. take care CLEW :)

kathy stemke said...

I love the quote by Lance Morrow!

Angela Felsted said...

A wildflower field of musical styles. What a picturesque way of describing your upbringing.