Friday, May 17, 2013

Five-Minute Friday...SONG

There's nothing like a song to conjure up a happy memory.  Mothers dig out old songs to sing to babies, and lovers have "our song."  And how about a school song to resurrect the past.

Unlike the eye, which is always looking for something new and exciting and different, the ear likes to hear the same thing over and over and over.  It is always on the alert for a soothing oldie.  Song is comfort food for the spirit.                                          
                                                            
Five Minute Friday
As a mom, one of my favorite memories of raising kids is Sunday-night singing.  We used to have singing friends and every Sunday night we would get together at someone's  house to sing.  We sang old songs and we learned new songs, which are now some of the old favorites we love.  I miss Sunday night singing.

Is there anyone who never got a song stuck in their head?  I can never figure out why, but sometimes a song takes up residence in my head and sticks around for DAYS.  I'm always a little afraid to think too much about that, lest I might summon a recent one back to haunt me.  Even as I write this I'm trying to avoid eye-contact, so to speak, in an effort to keep them at bay.  So, moving along...

Singing runs the gamut.  On the one hand, anybody can do it.  Anybody.  As long as you don't delve into its mysteries too deeply.  Once you start to analyze song, it's really quite complicated.  There's the pitch and the tone and the tempo, the key signature, the style.  All sorts of things, really.  But then that is another beauty of song:  Truly something for everyone.

6 comments:

seasonedwithlife said...

Thanks for sharing! I read recently that one song can bring up hundreds of memories and you reminded me of that this morning.

Patty

Marytoo said...

Thanks for visiting, Patty! I love five-minute Friday!

Sterling River said...

Remember our Texaco Christmas songbooks?! We used to lay on the carpet at Mrs. Higbie's and sing together, I have a clear recollection of that!

Sarah said...

Loved this - Song is comfort food for the spirit.

Blessings!

Marytoo said...

Sterling River, I remember!

Marytoo said...

Sarah, thanks for stopping in! Do you do five-minute Friday?