To my dear music friends: You can't see my face, let alone the sadness in my eyes, but I would not feel right returning to the Music Forum today unless I told you what's behind the computer screen, as many of us have posted here for a matter of years now, and I feel I am among friends. Once in a while, friends here have posted tributes in times of sadness. I am sorry to say, this is a time of sorrow for me.
I am experiencing a deep, abiding sadness, and mournful time in my life, as my beloved Mum died shortly after Thanksgiving. Eventhough I trust I will, I just don't know how I am going to get through this loss.
Let me assure you, my green eyes have been red from crying, and the salty tears covering my face seem to be never-ending. My mother dubbed me "the waterworks" from the time I was a kid, and it certainly still suits me.
In bringing this home to music, there is something you all can do to help. Yes, there is. :)
As you are aware, music is a friend in good times, not so good times, and in times of sorrow. You can always find the right music for the occasion, and it will enhance and deepen every experience in its simplicity or grandeur. Therefore:
Please post the LAST song from some of your favorite albums. It doesn't matter if the song is happy, sad, instrumental, whatever ... if it's the last song, and it's from a favorite album of yours, *bring it*. Post one, or two, or as many as you like. I know you have loads of favorites; the more random the better.
I was thinking, of course, of "The End" from Abbey Road, one of the most meaningful "last songs" of them all. With the beautiful ending lyrics, too.
Music is a great friend to us all, and while I travel this road especially right now, a great comfort. Thank you for your friendship.