My mother was quite musical. As a child she had voice lessons and also had been taught to play clarinet, piano, and guitar. My sister and I were encouraged by our school to take lessons but our father thought it to be a frivolous pursuit so he told the school that we were not interested.
Mother often sang with us and taught us to harmonize. I found that even the saddest of days could be turned around with a song. I wished I had learned to read notes. When I was in grade school and sent in a poem to Crown Music Company in NY, we received it back set to music and Mom played it. We sang it.
At that moment I felt like great things were possible. Father was a naysayer but Mom was an encourager. She always thought her girls could go anywhere they put their minds to. Isn't a song like that? It encourages and uplifts. It takes people across all lines and unites them in song.
Does music improve your mood?
Do you sing with your family?
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Thanks for visiting me. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!I hope there is always a song in your heart!