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Healing power of music

When I found myself flat on my back in a hospital bed for 8 days last month, I was really glad I had some music to listen to. I don't have one of those fancy schmancy iPod thingamajigs, but I do have a cheap mp3 player, and I loaded it up with albums I thought I might like to listen to while recovering. It turns out there was one I listened to over and over..and it's a CD that's been in my collection for 20 years. There are a lot of great songs on Peter Himmelman's album "From Strength to Strength," and several of them seemed to fit my particular situation. In "Woman With The Strength of 10,000 Men," he sings about the fact that all his troubles are nothing, compared to those of a woman who speaks by "choosing letters with her eyebrow."  The song "This Too Will Pass," was helpful too, and not just because that was something my mother always to say to me. But I think the one that fit the best was "Impermanent Things."
Why keep hanging on To things that never stay Things that just keep stringin' us along From day to day
Okay..it doesn't literally describe my plight, but somehow it managed to ease my frustration of not being able to get out of bed or lift my head above the rest of my body!


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