Monday, May 23, 2016

Music Monday - Time Waits for No One

This will probably be my last Music Monday, although I may post an occasional music post, depending on my mood.

Allium, West Side of Binghamton, New York
Spring rushes along.  Spring waits for no one at all.

Yesterday, I participated in our community's Sacred Sites Sunday - a New York statewide initiative that has various houses of worship opening their doors for open houses to share their art and history.  What I would like to do, eventually, is devote one day a week to some of the forgotten and (not so forgotten) history of our community.

I learned, at my second Sacred Sites Sunday, that a number of the churches in the Binghamton area community were destroyed by fire at one time or another, yet were rebuilt.  It reminds me of how nothing is permanent. Nothing is forever.

It made me think, too of an 84 year old broadcast journalist, Morley Safer. He retired earlier this month and died just four days after making his final broadcast.

Time waits for no one.  So, on that subject, a couple of songs for my last Music Monday.

Rolling Stones - Time Waits for No One

Driftwood - The Moody Blues (one of my favorite groups).

History, and the human experience.  Time waits for no one at all, not even us.

How do you mark the passage of time?

8 comments:

  1. What a wonderful initiative to be a part of, Alana. The older I grow, the more conscious I am about how fast time flies by.

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  2. Now this was a song that I don't really remember. given the year of its issue (1974), I should. But, that may have been just about the time my entire listening was suffused with jazz.

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  3. I have to agree... I look in the mirror now and I am very aware of how much life experience I have gained as the years went by... whole decades seem to fade away and that scares me at some level...

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  4. Isn't it sad to work all your life and die four days after retirement? I have a feeling he was doing what he loved for a living, though!

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  5. This year of the reaper is getting out of hand. It does serve a great reminder to tell our loved ones how we feel.

    Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  6. It seem strange to die that soon after retirement. Maybe he wasn't ready for retirement.
    Beautiful Aluim. I don't have any.
    Sure like to read your blog post on the forgotten and (not so forgotten) history of our community.
    I like reading and learning about other then what I read in high school history...Have you every listen to story corps

    Coffee is on

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  7. You are right. Time waits for none and sometimes it just seems to run by faster.

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  8. Time indeed waits for no one. And yes, it is a good idea to make time out for your heritage

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