So, this week I “accidentally” attended a RODEO! Technically, I was going to see Auntie Gladys (Knight) and in order to see her, you kinda had to see the rodeo that happened before her.
On another note….RODEO’s are….how does anyone attend that? Wrangling calves with ropes and such? I was soooo rooting for the calves to get away.
Anyway, I got the chance to see ‘Auntie’ again and her voice hasn’t seem to age. All I could do was smile, as she took us down memory lane of music and her rich legacy of music.
“You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me” was a song my grandmother sang when I was growing up (well, the GOSPEL version of the song), so in between tears and a smile, I was transported to a small church in Louisiana, despite the smell that reminded me of otherwise.
Walking to the car, my thoughts were all over the place….
- It’s amazing how [good] music can bring together people that would not normally occupy the same space due to personal beliefs, race, class, and gender. Yet, there we were there…together…singing along and dancing in the aisles
- Music is mood altering. Soul music has a way of literally changing your mood, through thoughts, feelings, and emotions associated with certain music
- While I don’t mind attending concerts alone, it’s so good to have a music companion to smile with and give that knowing glance that can only be understood through music
- And damn 73 year old Gladys Knight can still put on one hell of a show….
As I getting closer to turning a year older, I have decided that I will allow myself to “run wild”, just as horses looking to break free from saddles and harnesses and such.
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I’m also open to suggestions about #mindbodysoul events that I should be a part of.
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