on Amplified Hearts
An excellent CD. I came across this album quite some time ago, and never tire of listening to it. Perhaps the most important thing for me about this CD is the song “Missing”. It’s a powerful song, passionate and heartfelt.
When my sister Barbara was 41 years young, she died from cancer. She was too young and I will always remember her wonderful smile, generous nature and sense of humor. She was a beautiful young woman in every way. She lit up a room with her radiant smile and warm embrace. She made me laugh and was always there for me. I learned about courage from my sister Barbara.
She will never leave my heart; she will always be a part of mine.
When I heard the song “Missing” one day while cleaning out some of her personal items, this song came on and totally described the feelings I was having about my sister. I was so missing her.
“And I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain”
When I hear this song, it evokes emotion in me in a wonderful memory of my sister Barbara.
“You found some better place.”
How does music affect your lives? For me it opens new pathways, delights the ears and makes the body move. It helps me release feelings and emotions that may have been bottled up, or breathe into meditation and relaxation. Music is a big part of my life and I enjoy exploring new music and enjoying the old. There is something for everyone. So, the next time you are feeling blue, in need of motivation, or just a quiet moment, find the music that speaks to you. Listen and let the music take you where you need to go. And, if there is no music, go outside and listen to the birds sing.
You will be hearing the jazzed up version of “Missing” in Pilates class. Let your spirit move you!
“Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same.” John Denver
“Music makes pictures and often tells stories
All of it magic and all of it true
And all of the pictures and all of the stories
All of the magic, the music is you.”