My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Music In My Life

I love to listen to music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. I also love to hear country, bluegrass, and folk music. When I'm driving home from work, music relaxes me and helps me unwind. When I am walking on my treadmill, music gives me the energy I need to exercise. I've always had music in my life since I was little. My earliest memory of music is hearing the song "Puff the Magic Dragon" which is still one of my favorite songs. My sisters said when I had to measles, the only thing that would keep me calm was the Beatle's song "I Want to Hold Your Hand". My wonderful hubby bought me an IPOD that holds up to 5000 songs so I can hear whatever song that fits my mood. I love to play my accordion at nursing homes and watch the residents enjoy my music. I don't like performing before audiences but they always make me feel comfortable. The first thing I do when I arrive in my classroom is to turn on the radio. I would rather listen to music than watch TV any day. A day without music would be a day without sunshine for me!

4 comments:

Maggie said...

What a great person you are to share your music with those in nursing homes.

glynis said...

Great music choices and how many people do I know that play the accordion?? Just you!! :) (Little known fact--my parent's got me one when I was a kid, but I never 'mastered' it!!)

Meg said...

Love the variety! Good for you for sharing your talent with people who will truly appreciate it!

heather said...

I think it's amazing how music can bring back strong memories of a time and place? I loved reading about your favourite childhood songs! I like Puff too, but it makes me cry sometimes :)