ANOTHER YOU – PART 2

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ANOTHER YOU

Copyright 2010 by Judy Unger

 

Here I am writing to you,

When I know you’ve heard these words before

But now there’s so much more,

And it’s mostly left unsaid

And here I am singing to you,

When I know that you’ve heard every song

But this one is lifelong; the music is forever

 

And I know if I search my whole life through

I’ll never find another you

I could search and search my memories, too

And I’ll never find, I’ll never find another you

 

Here I am dreaming of you

Wishing I could tell you so many things

But then the memory brings a smile

And you are with me now

Here I am shining to you

And I can’t believe what’s happened to me

My happiness is there to see

and what you would have wanted

 

And I know if I search my whole life through

I’ll never find another you

I could search and search my memories, too

And I’ll never find, I’ll never find another you

I’ll never find another you

Even if I search my whole life through

I’ll never find another you

Even if I search my whole life through

CLICK THE BLUE LINKS BELOW TO PLAY MY SONG:

ANOTHER YOU-1/18/16 Copyright 2015 by Judy Unger

 ANOTHER YOU #2 INSTRUMENTAL Copyright 2010 by Judy Unger

Link to part one of this story: I’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER YOU

 

I dedicate this post to Cheryl. I am including many old pictures.

 

I wrote my song “Another You” for my friend Cheryl thirty-three years ago. It was one of my very first song arrangements with George when I started recording my songs in 2010.

 

It must have been no coincidence that on the third anniversary of Cheryl’s death, I was working with George to create a new arrangement of this song.

 

I spoke with Cheryl’s mother, Blanch, while driving to Glendale where I work with George. It was a difficult phone call. I let her know I was thinking of her on this sad “anniversary of the heart.” Blanch reminded me of what I already knew – that every single day was hard, it made no difference about the anniversary. The pain of her grief was endless.

 

I told her I would share my song when it was finished, and I mentioned how Cheryl continued to touch my life. I often hear Cheryl’s voice, and I feel like she is close to me. Recently, I added another verse to my song, about how Cheryl is with me.

 

Last week I ran into some technical problems at the recording studio. I’ve been working on my audio book without much of a break for months, and the prospect of seeing it almost finished was tantalizing. The recording issues translated into hours of recordings that were not usable. I was devastated and more than a little discouraged. It felt like my destination of finishing my book was getting farther away.

 

However, I decided to find serenity with the fact that I am “the vehicle” for all that I am doing. I can redo anything, and practice has always been beneficial for me. Unfortunately, the problems have not yet been solved, and I plan to hang on until they are.

 

While I was hanging on, I wrote a new song. Every time I write a new song, I continue to heal my soul. My heart feels like a garden that is blooming, and the beauty of my music continues to bless my life.

 

My music gives me emotional strength. Recording a new arrangement for Another You was an expense I wasn’t sure I could justify. But when I listened to my new arrangement, it caused my heart to soar.

 

My serenity allows me to push aside the doubts, which had begun creeping inside of me like poison. I drove home from my recording session and I felt relaxed. I was determined not to allow financial pressure to cause me stress.

 

My journey was about helping other people, and also about healing myself. I did not want it to end.

 

I came home to a beautiful message from an art director. She wanted to purchase several paintings that I could easily produce. It was sign for me. Letting go of fear, once again produced an amazing result.

 

I cried tears of happiness. I heard Cheryl’s smiling voice. She was beside me every step of the way.

My journey would continue.

© Judy Unger and http://www.myjourneysinsight.com 2012. 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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