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#JusJoJan 21st – Echo


Here’s Linda‘s advice for joining in the January fun…

“Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 21st is brought to you by Lady Lee! Click here to find her last Just Jot it January post and say hi while you’re there! Lady Lee’s word for our prompt today is “echo.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!”

This was going to be a decent length post but my body had other plans and handed me a migraine. Thanks for that! Still, while lying in the dark, waiting for it to subside, I did some thinking, as you do to pass the time.

Did I know any bands with ‘echo’ in their name? Yes! Echo and the Bunnymen.

Did I know any songs with ‘echo’ in the title? This one required more thought until I came up with Echo Beach – Martha and the Muffins

And finally, did I know any songs with ‘echo’ in the lyrics. Instantly I was transported way on back to the late 60s… Stephen Still’s ‘Everybody’s talking at me’

Everybody’s talking at me
I don’t hear a word they’re saying
Only the echoes of my minds”

Given the state of my head, I’d love to join him where the sun keeps shining, through the pouring rain … sailing on a summer breeze.

Ah well. It will pass and normal function will resume soon.

Happy Blue Monday xx


Blog Posts

Stream of consciousness Saturday… perfect timing.

A couple of years ago, whilst on my first business trip to Munich, I was lucky enough to have a great colleague eager to show me round her beautiful city. It was early May with unusually hot weather. This would mean a walking tour, rounded off by a visit to a beer garden. My perfect type of sightseeing.

After a solid 2 hours walking, we decided to visit the cathedral. It looks magnificent from the outside. Little did I know I was in for a spectacular treat. Someone was practicing on the organ. It was my all-time favourite piece for organ… Widor’s Tocatta.

As I stood in the sweet spot of the cathedral, I heard and felt the music flow through me, around me, the deepest notes vibrating my rib cage. Overwhelmed with emotion, silent tears of joy flowed down my cheeks. It was the first time I’d heard the piece played live.

I will never forget it, or my lovely colleague for handing me a tissue for my eyes.

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