WITH THE PASSAGE OF YEARS

LYRICS TO MY ORIGINAL SONG – ONLY TEARS

Please god, don’t tell me I have to grow up and face a whole lot of trauma. That would include three teenagers, a truckload of pets and elderly parents!

Although I am busy living, I truly enjoy updating my blog to share my joy and connection with my heart.

Yesterday was quite joyous for me as I recorded a very special song, “Only Tears.” I was very happy with the way I sang it, as well as the arrangement.

I wrote this song for my close friend, Cheryl. (It’s on the music page of the blog.) This song was also a tribute to all my friends back in 1980. In a few days, it will be Cheryl’s birthday. She died in February of 2008 from breast cancer.

I have wondered what songs I might write once I’ve finished “unloading” all my former musical compositions of my youth. It was huge for me that I sat down and wrote new lyrics a week ago.

I wrote a completely new, last verse for Only Tears.

It was for her.

7/13 LESSON WITH PEACHES SINGING “JUST A TUNE”

8/3 PEACHES LESSON A

8/3 PEACHES LESSON B

GOOD LIST

Our little dog, Killer, is using his “Potty Patch.” No more wondering where he is peeing since it was full of pee the other day. YAY!

I played Scrabble last night for the first time in a while. I used to go to a club many years ago, and really enjoyed the challenge of this game. The best part about last night was spending time with newer friends, whom I really enjoyed being with outside of slugging tennis balls in their faces!

On Tuesday, I had a wonderful voice lesson with Peaches. Her encouragement and support had me singing my heart out.

I’ve noticed that there are so many things different about the “new person I’ve become.” My voice is different. My walk is different. I stride with a bounce in my step, and feel as if my heart is bursting outside of my body when I feel the sunlight on me.

This morning, I was listening to the song, “If,” by Bread. As I listened with earphones, tears were streaming down my face as I absorbed every note of the arrangement.

Today, I saw my good friend, Marge. Our outing included a museum, dinner, and then the most beautiful part of all. We sat together as dusk fell on a park bench. I played my guitar and together we sang a few songs. I especially enjoyed playing the song I wrote for her entitled, “You’ll Have Never Gone Away.” As coolness and darkness descended on us, the sensation was magical. Music filled my soul today.

My friend, Janet, whom I totally enjoyed playing Scrabble with the other night. This picture of us and “Killer” was taken earlier this year at the annual MS Walk.

BAD LIST:

Yesterday, I stepped on a poop barefoot. The good news is that it wasn’t squishy and I leapt up in time!

A broken pool pump that needed to be replaced was another huge expense. There’s always a silver lining, though. I came home last night and my eyes glistened when I saw both my sons helping my husband install the new one.

I will never, ever want to do my taxes even with the extension until October!

9/29/83

Judy –

You have given me all of these and I can truly say that your friendship is the most valuable. I know you are going through a very difficult time right now and I admire and respect you for all that you have done. Change and growth are very painful but well worth the time and energy, I know. Keep fighting and believing in yourself, for I believe in you. I love you, Judy, and I’m right here with you. Thank you for your love and friendship and all the beautiful paintings, poems, and songs (and of course, my beautiful BD present) you have given me. I love you.

Cheryl

Jude –

We have been through so much together, you and I, and now we are going through yet another transition together. We don’t always see each other as much as we’d like, or even talk on the phone on a regular basis, but we know in our hearts that we are always together in thought – and Judy, my thoughts are with you, as is my heart, during this transitional period for you and Michael. I hope this day will be the beginning of years of challenge, discoveries and much happiness – for you are both following your dreams . . .

I love you, Judy, and I will always be there to support you in whatever you do – no matter where we are or what we’re doing. Have a wonderful 25th birthday!

Love always, Cheryl

© Judy Unger and http://www.myjourneysinsight.com 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Judy Unger with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

About Judy

I'm an illustrator by profession. At this juncture in my life, I am pursuing my dream of writing and composing music. Every day of my life is precious!
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