Can you hear the music?

It all began 11 years ago when my Mother was in a nursing home in Redford. She called me and asked me if I would join her for the musical program. I agreed, I always enjoyed spending time with her.
That is where the magic began.
The guitarist was great, his energy was contagious and his smile lit up the room. My Mom sang along to the music he played and I saw her spirit lifted. I watched the sleepy Alzheimer patients perk up and sing along.
The music danced and played all throughout the room, we joined in with clapper hands, tambourines and there was even some dancing going on. Every time that year the guitarist came to play, I got a call from Mom asking me to join her. I wouldn’t miss the guitarist show for the world. I am forever grateful for the shared experience and the
wonderful moments, as that was my Mom’s last year of life.
During that year I got to know the guitarist better; his name was Paul (aka Cat Canyon), we liked similar music, and we had great conversations. I started to go to some of his shows at wineries and breweries. His fans are the best, friendly and welcoming . Every show continued to be a great experience.
When Cat decided to make his own music, his own words, I knew it would be great. His talent is beyond amazing. He asked if I would listen to a song and then draw a piece of art for his new CD. One day in December he came to my art studio and played his guts out. I fell in love with the song and was inspired to create some pieces. I am so honored to be a part of his journey.


When I think of my life and all the music that has touched my heart, I can’t imagine a  life with out songs and lyrics and melodies. Think of the places your heart goes when you hear your favorite song. Songs transport you to a different time and spark memories. I have songs that remind me of people and put a smile on my face. I have morning songs, songs I paint to, songs to dance and cook to as well. My husband and I have “our song”.
What is your favorite song?

2 thoughts on “Can you hear the music?

  1. You are an artist with words as much as paint❀ My favorite songs are all over the map depending on what it is I’m doing.
    You know how I love GAGA..she’s my dance partner. When I cook, I love listening to Il Volo sing sweet Italian ballads. In the car? 60s music..anything from the Grass Roots. But my all time favorite favorite favorite song is How Can I Be Sure by the Rascals. I’m not sure why… I do remember listening to the radio when I’d sit in the kitchen while my mom ironed and she lived the song as well. Music is an enormous part of my life as well my friend…we are hippy soul mates. β€πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ§‘πŸ’œπŸ’™

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  2. Mary what a beautiful tender story thank you for sharing. One of my fav songs is β€œBliss” (I am the light of my Soul) and our song (Gary and I ) Always and Forever πŸ’“πŸŒπŸŒŸπŸŽΌ

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