Friday, March 2, 2018

LIVING IN A COLLAGE

There is a string of loose association going on in my head that includes using song titles and lyrics which coordinates with a life occurrence.  It is a lifetime collage of song titles at this point.


We will skip all the baby songs, since honestly I do not remember being a baby~much less if here were song titles that named this period.  I was only the baby of the family for three and a half years, before Mama's favorite came along.  He was really a beautiful baby--beauty was important to Mama.  The oldest was really brilliant--brains were really important to Mama.  And then there was me---the song that comes to mind "Stuck in the middle".


Then there were all those middle years.  The Beatles had a plethora of songs which described these years including "Here Comes the Sun" and "All You Need Is Love".  Let's not forget The King and "Fools Rush In" and "All Shook Up".  


One of my all time favorites is "I've buried the hatchet, but the handle is still sticking out."  There is nothing to add to this lyric!


Here I am, somehow in the waning years---the final chapters.  Toby Keith describes it perfectly, "Not As Good As I Once Was."  And NO song is truer to real life than "I Can't Sleep"!  Once again, The Beatles capture the spirit of what I am trying to say with "Yesterday" and "The Long and Winding Road."  Let's face it The Beatles were great philosophers without realizing it.

WHERE am I going?  What brought all this to mind is the song title that popped in my head for the Bible Study we are currently doing.  The book Search for Significance was obviously written with me in mind.  In the first chapter the song that hit me and keeps replaying is "Looking for Love in All The Wrong Places."  There will be more on the book in future posts, but suffice it to say I have been convicted.  My life long search for love has lead me down many a trail, when ALL the time God was right there by me--Loving Me!  


 The LORD your God is in your midst, 
a mighty one who will save;
 he will rejoice over you with gladness;
 he will quiet you by his love;
 he will exult over you with loud singing.
Zephaniah  3:17

10 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea of a post, Lulu, linking song titles to one's lives or personality. Now let me think, what would be suitable for me?

    Oh Lord it's hard to be humble https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AeCyqT5rGg
    I don't look good naked any more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOgd9hitEAE
    Happiness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hvdaz7mZDg
    I like beer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG5gWk-1m10
    The Winner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo66zcyP0Q8

    And that's just five off the top of my head. Enjoy them.

    God bless you, Lulu, and thank you for cheering me up.

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    1. I had a great laugh over your songs, Victor! Thank You!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  2. Sigh, the wanning years...I had to laugh over that...students in my Humanities II class yesterday were talking about age and I just couldn't help myself, I said, "Look, you want to talk about old? How about the fact I will be 51 soon!" That shut the conversation down, LOLOL. OLD, they have no idea what old is.

    You, my friend, are only as old as you feel or think...perhaps I ought to follow my own advice. Keeping you in prayer.

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    1. My head thinks I am still young. Someone should tell my body!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  3. I believe your mother vastly underestimated your worth, Loralu. That may be the curse of “the middle child “ or a failure to kind heart to brains or looks. I would choose kindness anytime. As Bert Bacharach so aptly said “what the world needs now is love sweet love”

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    1. She did appreciate me at times, Ronny. It was TOUGH being the middle child! I like your song title!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  4. Clever, clever use of all those song lyrics, Lulu, to describe where you are and where you've been in your life. Now you have me singing snippets of the songs in my head. Lol!
    And I know it must have been tough being the middle child. I always feel for Savannah, my "middle" grand, who is sandwiched between the other two. But she's a scrapper! Think she'll make it with flying colors.
    Blessings!

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    1. I will say, Martha, there were good things about being the middle child! I now feel sandwiched between two very sweet brothers who love me and have my best interest at heart!
      Blessings!

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  5. I have done that study, it's a good one. Just posted my latest in which I built around a song I heard recently. Love how you incorporated songs in your post, great idea. Blessings.

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    1. Betty, we are all really learning SO MUCH! Will pop over and read that post. Music is such a strong pull in most of our lives!
      Blessings!

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