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Dept. of Beautiful

Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Ethel Waters

I was feeling a little down yesterday, and BB put on some Ethel Waters, one of the greatest of America's blues and jazz singers.

She was definitely one of the queens, even though it's very hard to shove her into any musical cubbyhole. Jazz? Yeah, but more ... blues? Yeah, but more ... show tunes? Yeah, but ...more.

So I listened to Ethel Waters. And I felt a lot better. Today, I've been listening to her, and to Brazilian music, and looking through my window at the sun shining through the new green leaves of the trees on our street. I thought it only polite of me to pass some of my cheer on.

The final song, by the way, was (to my surprise) just a bit apropos to Memorial Day weekend here in the States. And I found myself tearing up because I'm an old fool, and happy to be one.

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May. 25th, 2014 08:54 pm (UTC)
Awww, bless you, bb. I am so thrilled you are having an awesome day!

*Twirls you happily*
May. 25th, 2014 11:13 pm (UTC)
I hope you like the music - and my day continues to be awesome, with the wonderful BB as my team mate. I hear that you're having a good day, too, which also pleases me!

May. 25th, 2014 11:28 pm (UTC)
I always appreciate good music! YAY!! And it is made even better by hearing that you are having a good one as well, dearest!

May. 26th, 2014 12:23 am (UTC)
Loving the music thanks
May. 26th, 2014 12:27 am (UTC)
You're very welcome!
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