white flowers and green stems in a vaseNo prelude today, just a quick message. I’m sitting in a hospice facility with my Dad this week.

Yesterday I realized I had song lyrics running through my head. It was Nickleback’s “This Is How You Remind Me”, but specifically the lyrics “are we having fun yet”. I hadn’t listened to any music in a couple of days and wondered where that was coming from. Then I realized that was what my mom and dad used to say when they were going through a rough time.

I then remembered listening to a psychic last week – or maybe it was an article I read – that said spirit will sometimes communicate through song. I get when it comes on the radio, but I hadn’t realized song lyrics could just pop into your head. I’m not really a Nickleback fan (no offence to Nickleback).

Then this morning as I was leaving to run home and take a quick shower, another lyric popped into my head. Tom Petty’s “The Waiting” lyric “the waiting is the hardest part”. Where the heck did that come from? Not a huge fan of Tom Petty either. I can’t remember the last time I even heard that song. It fits though.

I’m not a big music person. I mean, I like it. I listen to it. But I’m not up on the latest artists or anything, so this is a new development for me. This communicating of sympathy through music lyrics.

Maybe not though. When my Mom died 20 years ago, Leanne Rimes came out with “How Do I Live”. It felt so appropriate at the time. Interesting synchronicity there.

Maybe it’s just my subconscious juke box serving up lyrics. Maybe it’s my Mom sympathizing. Whatever the cause or mechanism, it’s kinda cool. I’m curious to see what tomorrow’s song might be.

Back in a bit…





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