Monday’s Food for Thought: Summertime Blues

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Recently, my husband and I had the privilege of attending a concert to hear the talented blues of Hugh Laurie and The Cooper Bottom Band. They covered several well known blues hits, and some not so well known; all in all a great night of music we thoroughly enjoyed.

I’ve written in the past about the compelling effects music has on my soul. I didn’t grow up listening to a lot of blues, but have really grown to love that genre of music in the past few years. One of the songs sung that evening, called Changes, was released by Alan Price in the early 1970’s. As I sat in the audience listening to this hauntingly beautiful piece of work float through the air, I was struck how the lyrics complimented this graduate life we reside in. Everyone is going through some kind of change or transition this time of year: people are moving to new schools, new jobs, new post docs, new cities, and yet the world carries on around us. New students will come in to replace our graduates, and the cycles keeps going on.

Everyone is going through changes
No one knows what’s going on.
And everybody changes places-
But the world still carries on.

Love must always change to sorrow
And everyone must play the game,
Here today and gone tomorrow-
But the world goes on the same.

Everyone is going through changes…
Now love must always change to sorrow…
Everyone is going through changes…
Now love must always change to sorrow…
Everyone is going through changes
But the world still carries on.

If you’re starting over in life right now, how are you dealing the changes? Is there any advice you would give to a graduate wife to help deal with those changes?

-Mandy

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