“Another Park, Another Sunday” by the Doobie Brothers Released in 1974
Talk about a groove that’s smooth and sincere?
A beautiful composition without a bit of pretension.
Baby, it’s nothing short of DIVINE!
Real instruments and harmonies?
That GUITAR is speaking to my heart y’all!
Peep that bass towards the end of this jam!
Lawd, it’s going all around town!
You know what’s up!
Anyway, on a serious note, from time to time I catch myself feeling a bit blah.
The kids call it “feeling some type of way.”
Basically, it’s one of those emotions that you just don’t quite have words to describe.
Well, whatsoinever (Southern Black colloquialism alert) you decide to call it, you best believe that there’s an underlying reason for it.
Sometimes more than one 😉
I’ve found, when I take a closer look, that my mood tends to wane whenever I poke around too much in the past AND when I worry too much about the future.
What a nonsensical and impractical approach to time travel 🙂
It goes NOWHERE!
Anywhats, one thing’s for sure, if I allow myself to ‘feel some type of way’ for too long then I’m guaranteed to begin ruminating over all of my life experiences with:
Being overly sensitive
And on and on and on and on….
Don’t get me wrong, I know that as a human being I should display a full range of emotions. However, ruminating over them is never a good idea.
What’s funny is that some of these emotional states didn’t even necessarily originate with me. In essence, at some point, I wasn’t paying attention so I inadvertently picked them up along the way.
Can you say, “Relationships?”
I think you feel me 🙂
In order to cut this madness off at the pass, I allow myself to indulge those lowly feelings—ever so briefly.
How long you ask?
Oh…for about five minutes–you know, about the length of an average song 😉
Today’s affirmation: Right now, I choose to envelop myself in peace!
Now, you and I are going to take the duration of this song to sulk and coddle our inner wounds.
After it ends, I suggest that we promptly get into that place of peace–you know, over there with the Lord.
Give it to ’em Doobies!
Video Credit: stlblair
My friends, what do you do to find peace?
I’m open to suggestions! Meet me in comments 🙂
Much love to you-as always,
Lady G 😘💋
If you’re an R&B/Soul music fan please check out the “My Jams” series under the Category “Music.” In that series, I highlight my favorite jams from 1966-1996. Beware, it contains strong language, adult situations and controversial observations.