The Power of Music


The first few bars of “Beautiful Savior” will bring me to the heart of my faith, and sometimes, the core of my sadness, instantly.

Listening to anything by Journey will conjure up the “sparky” side of me and make me feel young again.

The sound of an old tune, and particularly a ballroom serenade, will bring back the most delicious memories of a time long gone.


Oh my gosh — there they are! Dancing in front of the television. Mom is so pretty. She looks so happy. And Dad! Well, he is my hero and look how he is dipping her!

A smile plasters my face from ear to ear as this funny Lawrence Welk re-run brings memories back in a flash —


So corny now! But back then, we didn’t think so. Mom and Dad loved this entertainment and so did I. This was a happy time. I felt comfortable and happy and loved.

Can you imagine sitting down with your grandkids and trying to explain the red suits? Ha!


Thank God for music, for musicians, for artists! Don’t ever stop! You matter!

About susansplace

Widowed in 2012, I am a mother and grandmother. Born in San Francisco, I now live in the town I grew up in: Mill Valley, California. I love nature photography. Just an amateur but that's OK! My goal: world peace. Got any ideas?
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4 Responses to The Power of Music

  1. Brings back memories of my parents. They were older parents. They had my sister and I a little bit later in life then most in their generation. Big Band music they loved. I would tag along sometimes to the conventions with them for the DAV and there would always be a band one evening playing the music of their generation. It was so awesome to see these folks be kids again.

  2. susansplace says:

    Thanks for posting! I have to admit, I love big band music. Like you say, it just brings back such great memories. I wish it wasn’t all lost on the young, but perhaps they actually have their own “big band” music!!

  3. David says:

    Lawrence Welk on Saturday night, then Ed Sullivan on Sunday night. I remember. The matching red suits, though, I don’t remember. I think the our color TV was being repaired that week.

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