September 23, 2012

A conditioned response

A neighbor would always sing "You are My Sunshine" to me when I was a child and I would always cry. Silly, I know, but it still brings the same conditioned response. That's why when I saw "Trouble With the Curve," today I cried even during the happy parts.

The first clip, performed by Carly Simon is the traditional style that should bring smiles to most.

The second clip, performed by Ray Charles, is jazzy, as it should be, and a perfect addition to a Clint Eastwood film. Once the conditioned response is over, I think it is great and am happy to share it here on Music Sunday at Experience Optimism.

The story of the movie is family and baseball. It's a reminder that it is easy to push those that we love away. It's rewarding when we don't. And baseball, that all American pastime, is good at any age. I recommend the film and the songs.




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