April 22, 2012

In memory of Marian

One week ago I lost a dear friend. Although we weren't related, she was like an aunt to me. She became part of my family a few years before I was born when she and her new husband moved in next door to my parents. My mom and she became "the bestest" of friends and I am comforted in the fact that today they are enjoying each other's company once again.

As I was considering what song to post in her honor today on Music Sunday at Experience Optimism, I thought about slower songs first. For instance, Leon Russell had recently returned as one of her favorites. But I decided on this song because it always made Marian smile. It was kind of crooked smile with a turn of the head and a set of the jaw that made her face glow. I'll miss that look, but I'll be reminded of it and her every time I hear this song.

Marian, this vintage recording of Jerry Lee Lewis and "Great Balls of Fire" is for you.


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