Throwback Thursday

Since school has started, seems like time for me is non-existent.  So, I did not get a chance to get my Monday post together, or join in the Blogbattle, so I thought I’d share one of my favorite blog posts from the past.  This was linked to Five Minute Friday.  I know I took longer than 5 minutes to put this together, back then I was just looking for writing prompts to get my creativity flowing.  Enjoy!!


Five-Minute-Friday-4It’s Friday again!!  Linking up with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday.  If you would like to join in or learn more about it, click on the icon to the left.  Write for 5 minutes, here we go.

TODAY’S PROMPT: STILL

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I have always been fascinated by abandoned buildings.  That’s why I love coming across these photographers now on the Internet, that capture the mystery of these forgotten dwellings.  My favorite photographer is Andre Govia.  I like to look at these photos and see the different objects that still remain; especially pianos.  My first thought is, who leaves a piano behind?  I know they aren’t easy to move, but still…it’s a piano!!  There are so many more questions that go through my head as I study the details of these photos and admire the beautiful architecture.  I look past the sadness of what now is, and try to find the beauty in what once was.

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I wonder what types of events took place in this room, how many different people actually passed through this room over the years?  Was it used for parties and family gatherings, or was it only occupied by one person as they honed their skills?

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How many times was this piano forced to play “Copacabana”, “Fur Elise” or simply “Happy Birthday?”  Was it always alone or did it get the chance to enjoy the company of other instruments?  Were there only classically trained musicians who sat down at the keys, or did small sticky fingers bang enthusiastically on them out of curiosity?  Or, was there someone that found solace alone in this room as they poured their heart out through their fingers dancing across the ivory?  Why is it still here?

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Most people probably look at these photos and only see the deterioration of a forgotten place and the destruction of neglect.  But those of us who can look past all that, will see the beauty of all the possible memories that are preserved within those four walls and still remain.

STOP…PENCILS DOWN

Punch a Higher Floor

Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today
To get through this thing called life…

‘Cause in this life
Things are much harder than in the after world
In this life
You’re on your own

And if the elevator tries to bring you down
Go crazy, punch a higher floor.

The elevator has definitely brought us down today. I was out running some errands this morning, and when I got in the car, the radio announcer announced that Prince had died, then the melodic chords of Purple Rain filled the car,Prince-CTC and I was truly saddened. Growing up watching the Purple Rain movie over, and over, and over again, and each time being overtaken by the emotion of this song in the movie, brought a tear to my eye in light of the news. Prince was definitely an icon during my high school years. Who didn’t have a crush on him, with those dark eyes, and that mischievous smile, the clothes he wore, plus he could dance AND sing. An extraordinary musician, who could rock those high heeled boots better than anyone!! Truly a musical legend, and even though we can’t see it, I bet he is laughing in the Purple Rain.

 

Let’s Go Crazy Lyrics by Prince and the Revolution

Valentine’s Day

Life is a song…love is the music.

Some of my favorite love songs…

 

Crazy for You – Madonna

 

I Melt With You – Modern English

 

I’ll Be Over You – Toto 

 

Mad About You – Belinda Carlisle

 

Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars

 

Hero – Enrique Iglesias

 

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

 

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

 

I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

 

Valentine – Martina McBride

 

Shut Up and Dance!!

Found this video as I was cruising the interweb.  I absolutely LOVE this song, it will definitely be my go-to song for the summer…makes me want to get up and move regardless of what is going on.  This video has way too many of my favorite movies in it…love dance movies too!! 🙂 Oh to be a dancer…*sighs* with that far away dreamy look in my eyes…Anniehow.

Needed something to put a smile on my face, and this did it.  It’s been a cold…40 degrees cold..and rainy weekend, UGH!!

Enjoy!!