I DID NOT WANT TO WRITE THIS POST…BUT… I NEEDED TO.
My parents had a very eclectic music collection while I was growing up. Anything from Jack Jones, Little Richard to Kenny Rogers.
Both of my parents are gone now, and I have acquired several of their classic records and treasure them deeply.
One of those artists is Trini Lopez. H e had such an amazing, deep, glorious voice. My favorite album of his is THE SINGALONG WORLD OF TRINI LOPEZ, which includes one of my favorite songs, YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE.
It was that particular album, in my childhood, that I would just lie on my bed with its cover resting on my chest, eyes closed, and just breathe and disappear into relaxation.
i am now 57 and I still seek out THAT PEACEFULNESS while listening to music. It still is my go-to for letting go of stress.
my darling husband,Thomas, did an amazing thing for my 50th birthday. he wrote Trini Lopez and asked him for an autographed picture for me. I t was one of the most thoughtful, sweetest gifts I have EVER received!!
Trini Lopez died of COVID recently. It was not big news in the U.S., but it was big news to me.