Saturday, December 8, 2012

"The Thrill Is Gone" Conjures Warm Memories!

The thrill is gone 
The thrill is gone away 
The thrill is gone baby 
The thrill is gone away 
You know you done me wrong baby 
And you'll be sorry someday 

The thrill is gone 
It's gone away from me 
The thrill is gone baby 
The thrill is gone away from me 
Although I'll still live on 
But so lonely I'll be 

The thrill is gone 
It's gone away for good 
Oh, the thrill is gone baby 
Baby its gone away for good 
Someday I know I'll be over it all baby 
Just like I know a man should 

You know I'm free, free now baby 
I'm free from your spell 
I'm free, free now 
I'm free from your spell 
And now that it's over 
All I can do is wish you well

Friday, one of my students did a presentation on "The Blues." He showed us pictures of Blues musicians, and we played a guessing game. (Oh, how much fun!) He did a survey where he asked teachers and students the definition of "The Blues," and he gave us their definitions. He then gave us his definition for "The Blues" and connected the definition to the novel Song of Solomon and the play The Piano Lesson. He ended his presentation by playing  "The Thrill is Gone" by B.B. King. (I love my job and my awesome students.)

Me being me, you know that I started dancing and singing, and of course, the students started laughing. (And their laughing did not stop me!)

B.B. King and this song, "The Thrill is Gone," conjures some of the most warm feelings from my childhood. I thought about my father and how when he listened to B.B. King, he would seem so happy, and of course, that made me happy. I thought about holidays when he would come home and listen to music and nothing brought me more joy, because he was happy. I also thought about road trips when we would listen to B.B. King and Grover Washington Jr., and I felt comforted, safe, and loved because my family was together and with my daddy, listening to his music. I just loved being in his world.

I played that song LOUD in class, and I danced HARD, and I let myself experience that warmth that I felt as a child when I heard that song.

I had this vision of a wife, and husband, and kids, all dancing, laughing, and listening to "The Thrill is Gone" and creating warm memories for the next generation.......

I'm downloading "The Thrill is Gone" Right Now, and I am going to take this song and the warm memories into the holiday season.

I must leave you with B.B. King doing what he do: (Incorrect grammar but it's so appropriate right now.)

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