grace note – an extra note for embellishment, not necessary for the harmony or melody.
“A life in words”- I can’t find the origin of this phrase, but for much of my life I’ve felt this was my life: words more important than images or sounds, books way more important than real life…
It was such a thrill, on having a book of creative writing published, to feel I could legitimately call myself a writer or author, on my Will or Passport. But lately I’ve realised my greatest love might actually be music. Or if not the greatest, then the second best friend dropping grace notes into an otherwise unadorned existence. I’ve come to feel that a most eloquent eulogy (yes, I am one of those people who pre-plans their own funeral) could be offered in songs and music rather than words.
So I’m going to feature a few favourite artists and songs.