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Daisy Digest

Daisy Digest Logo‘Tis the last day of the month, time for a look back at the month that was. We’ll ignore the fact that I haven’t done this end of the month thing since, like, November, right?

I don’t believe in astrology whole-heartedly, except when I do, because Mercury was in retrograde until the 28th and right around that date I actually started feeling better. The world works in mysterious ways, eh?

Anyhoo, March is ending. Let’s LOOK BACK with Daisy Digest.

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Sunday Song: Singing a New Tune

This song is new to me, brought to me through figure skating. I’ve found many a new song to enjoy by watching this sport my whole life. This song is now the background to a gold-medal winning performance. And it’s a new one on my YouTube video playlist. Thanks, DJ Nathan Chen, and congrats on winning the World Championships. USA! USA!

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Sunday Song: The Rose and the Thorns

It’s a trying time. I know this means that growth’s happening, and I’m grateful for that, even though it’s not easy.

I tend to retreat…

In every heart there is a room
A sanctuary safe and strong

I won’t allow myself to withdraw (that’s an old way of dealing, you know). But lately I have been exceptionally quiet.

My silence is my self-defense…

sunday songThe matters aren’t large, like a major romantic disaster — just little bits. But the little bits are many, one after another. Stress piles on until my joint aches match my heart, and it has nowhere to go but out (why does frustration turn to tears?).

Of course, sometimes the little bits, over and over, are worse than one big thing. I told a therapist a couple of years after taking my tarnished wedding ring off that I was lucky because my heart hadn’t really been broken until my early 30s. She said, “Really? I think your heart’s been broken, little by little, for years.”

You can’t see me right now, but take my word for it — I still haven’t fully recovered from that statement.

Because it’s true.

And this is why my eyes are closed
It’s just as well for all I’ve seen…

I’ve sailed calm waters for some time now, but that ended some little bits ago. I’m in the midst of a storm that I’m trying my best to weather. I’m curious to see where this is taking me, but I find myself wishing for a different way to get there (the only way out is through, though…).

I’m letting music speak to and for, soothe, encourage, and heal me. I found this beautiful rendition of this simply lovely song while getting lost on YouTube practicing songs for choir. Although this tune is about romantic love, heartbreak takes many forms, so it’s on repeat.

It helps.

This, too, shall pass, my grandmother used to say. And it will.

And so it goes, and so it goes…

In the meantime, thanks for reading. And for *listening*…

And you’re the only one who knows…


What is Sunday Song? Well, I’m a musical gal, from my wee days taking piano and drum lessons, to my current stint in a community choir. To me, listening to music is what going to church is for some, so I celebrate with Sunday Song. Each week, I post a song that’s been my earworm for the week or something that reflects what’s happening in my world along with a wee story why. (Feel free to join in by posting in the comments — thoughts about my video/what it means to you, a video you’re enjoying this week, etc.) Also, check out all we do at DaisySmileyFace.com.

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Sunday Song: All I Need (is music)

This week’s Sunday Song came to me as I pulled in to the parking lot at work after lunch on Tuesday. The new soft rock station hopped in their wayback machine to the 1980s with this classic schmaltzy tune, which I then sat in my car and sang at the top of my lungs.

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Sunday Song: Weathered

 

I weathered the week. I weathered the weather. To recovering from the withering all that weathering caused, I turned to music. My internal jukebox offered up this week’s Sunday Song selection more than once each day this week. What can I say — even my jukebox-y brain has a sense of humor. (‘Tis true that you could say almost any word to me and a song will drop and start to play.)

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Sunday Song: A Single Sensation

I’m a musical gal, from my wee days taking piano and drum lessons, to my current stint in a community choir. Listening to music is what going to church is for some, so I celebrate with Sunday Song. Each week, I post a song that’s been my earworm for the week or something that reflects what’s happening in my world along with a wee story why.

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Sunday Song: Hot Harmonies

I’m a musical gal, from my wee days taking piano and drum lessons, to my current stint in a community choir. Listening to music is what going to church is for some, so I celebrate with Sunday Song. Each week, I post a song that’s been my earworm for the week or something that reflects what’s happening in my world along with a wee story why.

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