A SONG FOR YOU

A SONG FOR YOU

“I love you in a place where there’s no space or time; I love you for in my life you are a friend of mine”

The other night I watched a movie on YouTube of all places. Although, I was aware of this website, I pretty much thought it was geared towards the younger generation who would at least give me credit for knowing it existed!  Honestly, I have not spent any real time on this website. However, on this particular night, I was searching for something and my eyes were opened considerably about the variety of things one can hear and see on this website.

I leisurely searched and found several songs, concerts, and yes movies that I enjoy. For some odd reason I came across THE CARPENTERS and THE KAREN CARPENTER MOVIE. I started watching the hour and half movie and stayed up well passed my bedtime to watch it entirely!

Karen and her brother Richard Carpenter were a part of the craze back in my Jr. High days – or as they now call it  – middle school days. The Duo were just coming into their own during my adolescent years. Along with teenyboppers Michael Jackson and Donny Osmond – who I swore I was going to marry – we listened to the radio waiting to hear these songs by these artists.

One of my favorite songs by THE CARPENTERS during my Jr. High years was a song called “I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU”. We used to sing the words opposite of what they were supposed to be. For example, I WILL LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU!”

How can anyone forget their popular song “SING?”

“DON’T WORRY ABOUT IF YOU’RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR ANYONE ELSE TO HEAR, JUST SING, SING A SONG!”

Therefore, I did – just sing. I sang at home, with my friends, and of course, I especially sang loud when I was alone with a radio.

I sang all the time! I even joined the youth choir at the church. Thank goodness, the choir director could sing better and louder than the rest of us especially me. Later, I UNOFFICIALLY formed my own Trio of singers and called ourselves the MONOTONES! We only sang during car trips back in the day when cruising was popular.

I have to admit – I even had one of THE CARPENTERS songs in my wedding – “WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN!” My wedding was held 32 years after the song became a hit! Timeless!

Though I listened to THE CARPENTERS on the radio during my younger years, it wasn’t until I was an adult, when the technology of the vinyl records evolved into CDs did I actually buy any of their music. I’m glad I did.

Sometimes when we are younger, we don’t appreciate the true talent of an individual and what they have accomplished. When we become older and have the time to look back, we realize – Wow! That was really something!

Thus, as I glued myself to the computer watching THE KAREN CARPENTER STORY (may she rest in peace), I truly can say I really didn’t take the time to appreciate their music and her voice during my younger years. They really had some beautiful music and she had a fabulous voice!

Thus, I leave you with a portion of one of my favorite CARPENTER songs sung by KAREN CARPENTER and written by LEON RUSSELL – a song called “A SONG FOR YOU.”

Thus, this week you get a two for one deal at 4marchforth.com – a favorite song and a quote for the week.

Don’t forget to just SING!

 

And As Always… MARCH FORTH!

Marci A. Schmitt

www.4marchforth.com

 

A SONG FOR YOU

“I love you in a place where there’s no space or time; I love you for in my life you are a friend of mine”

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