Thursday, March 13, 2014

Soundtrack of our lifes

One of Jilda’s cousins died recently and we attended the funeral. He was a quiet, unassuming soul who worked hard, raised his family the best he knew how, and died just as he was set to retire and enjoy life. It’s a heartbreaking story that’s repeated much too often.
We sat close to the rear as the service began. I heard a familiar song coming from the speakers. Free Bird, was one of his favorite songs and his wife chose to honor him by playing it one last time.
I’d just mentioned the words to that song recently in a column, but hearing it in this context was particularly poignant.
I got to thinking as I sat there about soundtracks. These days, the music soundtrack makes a good movie even better, but I found myself thinking about the soundtrack to my life. 
So what follows are 10 songs that would be in my soundtrack. Obviously they aren't the only songs that would make the cut, but I think I'll start with my young adult phase.
1. California Dreamin'
2. Turn! Turn! Turn!
3. Cowgirls in the Sand
4. All Along the Watchtower
5. Need Somebody to Love
6. Brown Eyed Girl
7. Wild Horses
8. The Times They Are A Changin'
9. Father and Son
10. Landslide

What songs would make the soundtrack of your lives?

I shot this photo yesterday at the restaurant
where we ate  on the way home after Jilda's treatment.
I'm not sure what kind of ornamental tree this is.


  1. I love Brown Eyed Girl. I have brown eyes and would love for somebody to sing that to me one day.....yes, I'm a bit of a romantic

  2. That gives me an interesting thing to think about.

  3. "Kicks" by Paul Revere and the Raiders was me up until about15 years ago.

  4. Great choice of songs! Great picture of Jilda!

  5. Lovely picture of Jilda... I have so many songs floating around in my head... I am a huge music buff... I would really have to think about that one, probably every song I hear now I will wonder if it could be one... Very interesting though Rick :)


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