Monday, October 31, 2016

Seriously


Obama  Deep  Thought  - Jamion Williams



Oh Sunday nights I have a routine. I get to bed early and listen to the radio. Oh what a surprise eh? I love to listen to CBC's My Play List that is guest hosted by a cast of various musicians and they share their own personal favourite musician's songs. Last night was one of the most memorable episodes with someone I'd never heard of, Kevin Breit. I sent him an email telling him I must be living in a cave, without ever hearing his name or his music. His list was spectacular. I've only heard one of his songs so far but am really looking forward to hearing more.

There were so many songs on Kevin Breit's Play List that I loved and never heard before, but that last one he played was so poignant I was compelled find it online and did this morning. And so I wanted to share it. The song is brilliantly written by Sara Bareilles and exquisitely sung by Leslie Odom  Jr., entitled Seriously.





I found this beautiful candy apple left by my sweet cousin, who is the local mailman. It was waiting in my mail box this morning and reminded me not to get too serious or discouraged because in spite of all the seriousness that's happening in the world, there's still a lot of good and we need to always have hope, to appreciate and find joy in the simple pleasures of life, this can do nothing but seriously help.


2 comments:

thesycamoretree said...

Wow, what a timely song with a "serious" message. I think the songwriter hit the nail on the head. I must admit that I fear the people who listen and hear its message are like the pastor who preaches to the choir; the ones listening already agree and those who need to heed the message have their ears closed. Thank you for posting this; I have shared it with friends. (And you're right, the singer's honey smooth voice is lovely!)

Catherine Meyers said...

Spot on Bev! That's exactly what I thought! Well the Pastor's always hopes to bring more into the fold and you can never have enough choir members!

So glad you listened. It blew me away!