My Dad was a member all those years ago. I remember him saying, "Pick an album you like". A phrase that will never be uttered in any modern day household today. I remember my small finger following down the musicians and album titles to choose from, in my tenth year of life. Yes, I came across Eddie Rabbit's, I Love A Rainy Night (with the album titled with the same name). Perhaps this is where my Country Rock / Country Pop attraction began. I remember the excitement when a thin square box held the mailbox cover open. My Dad handed it to me saying, "This is yours". I remember going into the living room and setting up my Dad's compact record player. I flipped open the paddle locks, found an outlet for power, took off the cellophane and placed the vinyl down. Turned the power on and placed the needle to hear my music choice. When he began to sing I knew I had made a good choice. I am unsure why this moment stands out to me, but I do believe it was only the beginning of a life that would always include the love of good music!
So I am back after a month of writings for April Love (Susannah Conway's April Love). Thank you all for staying with me for these posts, I had been wanting to add a writing practice to my blog for awhile. Hoping you enjoyed it!
Each Spring I find myself making a list of places I would like to visit.
This year I gathered a few places right in my hometown of Boston, MA.
I am writing to tell you it will be alright. Knowing you, better than anyone I have many hopes for you. Grow more confident in who you are. Stay Strong. Breakdown when you need to. Stay true to yourself. You will blend in as an old soul in this modern world. Bend but never waver. Never lose faith. Believe in your way of thinking. Accept who you are. Move through this life with more ease. You have it in you. Dig deep and you will find it. Use the qualities you have been given. Know that you have come a long way. You have already found your passions, continue to work on them. Show the world the smile that gets you compliments, and laugh that is contagious. I think we need more of that. You will find your niche, give it time. You will never be without worry, but you will adapt better. You will always have a guardian angel through the difficult times. Your future looks bright, continue to be you - and you will get there!
are where I retreat to find answers. When silence is needed. To sort
out my thoughts. To be still. To listen. To ease the pain. To find
peace. To ask the questions. To find balance. To listen to my own
voice. You are my escape. A haven I can find my center. To take fresh
air. View nature. Watch the light dance on the water. To find
solitude. To return home, whole.
Your best characteristics are belly laughs, making me feel light headed and not being able to catch my breath. Conversations, Jokes, and movies bring out the best in you. I could watch my friends and family mimic you all day. I love seeing this effect take hold. A moment in time. A snapshot that I would love to bottle up for safe keeping. The best times are when I am with friends and family and you accompany us. Please continue to visit to brighten my days.
I have never been in favor of you. Although, I have had many in my life. I am not fearful of you, and I like to feel secure. You bring uncertainty. Anxiousness. I do prefer things remaining the same, in this ever changing world. Status Quo. Existing conditions give me comfort. Feeling prepared. Ready for the next turn. I have learned to stop and start again. Gaining confidence with every turn of events. You have taught me flexibility which I am grateful for. All I ask is if you continue to show me a path to better myself in home, love and life.
I have been wanting to write to you for awhile now. My head often has disagreements with you. You have been broken, cracked open and shattered. I live by you. I always feel your tug. Whenever I have a tough decision to make. I weigh the odds. More times than not, you win. I look deep inside for answers and there you are. Rooting me on or telling me to steer clear. I depend on you to get me through my days. Yes, the physical aspect but I am speaking of the emotional, as well. I have always been a fan of following you. I collect items that are shaped liked you. I seem to find you in nature, and you are always photographed. Please continue to show up in my life, in my daily travels, and in unexpected ways.