But …… II.

Shackman posted this on his post “But” and when I heard it after so many years and a particulaly favourite version by Peter Paul and Mary, the other being by Joan Baez, I was taken back to many years down memory lane.

Though in retrospect it all seems so silly now, there was a short period towards the end of the last century which also spilled over into the beginning of this when I went through a very rough patch with family problems, illness mine and my wife’s, surgery and financial problems and there were occasions when I thought that I would never come out of my problems and almost went into deep depression.

It was during this period that some members of my family and a few great friends helped me with support advice and by just being there for me. It was also during this period that a close friend would spend hours with me pointing out how many things that I needed to be grateful for. Among the other things that helped me come to grips with my situation and come out of it, music certainly was one and this song played a significant role in my recovery from despondency.

Thank you Shackman for bringing this song back into my life.

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14 Responses to But …… II.

  1. I haven’t heard this one before. Pretty. Counting blessings is a really good way to gain perspective.
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  2. Looney says:

    I am not familiar with this one either. It is always good to focus on the blessings.
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  3. As you know, I’m a great believer in being grateful.
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  4. Grannymar says:

    I was always a fan of Peter, Paul and Mary!
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  5. Synchronicity again my friend. Where you were is where I am now. It strikes me as odd how two such different persons from different parts of the world and with wholly different takes on life can actually be so similar. And I am indeed happy to oblige …..

  6. tammyj says:

    no pyrotechnics.
    no huge speakers.
    no fake synthesizers.
    just three people and two instruments.
    and beautiful music.
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  7. Mother says:

    Support of friends and family plus playing the “glad game” may be the most important solutions to any crisis, long-term or short-term.
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