Joy in moments..

Our house is full of family and friends from Scotland visiting my landlady and when she was growing up her home was always full of music, as her Dad played the guitar and sang and her brothers have followed suit. Singing is the one thing that brings my landlady’s Mum back from her dementia to the present moment. Each morning someone has been playing the guitar and it was a different style from any that have flowed before and I’ve found my feet tapping as I worked. Yesterday evening I was wrapping up parcels in my workshop as they had a family gathering below. The old Scottish ballads floated on a pure voice and I paused to listen, as my eyes filled with tears.

He gifts joy with his voice and this morning I bumped into him downstairs and was able to tell him so. ❤

54 Responses to “Joy in moments..”


  1. 1 wcwhitfield September 30, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Nohing like family and love

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  2. 3 roughwighting September 27, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Music is as universal as a hug. So no matter if a child, a teen, an adult running around with crazy energy, or one in the throes of dementia, we humans all respond to music. It IS an amazing gift, as you say. Sing away, Jane!

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  3. 5 laurabecknielsen September 26, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    My mother wakes up from her dementia cloud when she sings too. She’ll forget what she had for breakfast or shrug when we ask her how she ended up on the floor, but get a good sing-a-long going and she knows all the words.

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  4. 15 positivesideofcoin September 25, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    I guess everyone enjoyed, thank you so much for dropping by 💐🙏😇💕

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  5. 18 valeriedavies September 25, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Lovely words and thoughts, Jane…music is one of the most precious gifts of the universe, and I love the way even babies respond with joy to a song or a lullaby… and even the music heard when they’re in the womb…

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  6. 20 dgkaye September 25, 2019 at 12:17 am

    What a happy and beautiful post Jane. It’s truly amazing the power of music, how it can lift us and bring us into a beautiful moment. Float on my dear friend, you are a magnet for joy. ❤ Hugs are flowing to you across the pond. ❤ xoxo

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  7. 23 grandfathersky September 24, 2019 at 2:01 am

    I always return to a Rosicrucian saying that sound is the first element of creation. In the beginning God “said” let there be light. In the beginning there was the word … Sound is unique to our earth, only by atmosphere do we know it, it moves the softest parts of our ears and it moves us to tears … I have a playlist of Frisson music that moves my soul … (I love your photo as well) -gfs

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  8. 25 Eric Alagan September 23, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Sounds like everyone had a good time. And he does have the vibes 🙂

    L&H
    Eric

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  9. 27 Clare Pooley September 23, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    How wonderful! People used to sing (or whistle!) all the time as they went about their daily tasks and families used to do as your landlady and her family have done this weekend and sing together. People used to have party-pieces and weren’t embarrassed as they are today, at not being professional.
    Much love and hugs for you, my dear Jane! I have been reading your fabulous book today. How soothing it is and so full of good advice!
    ❤ ❤ xxXXxx ❤ ❤

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  10. 30 Jane Stansfeld September 23, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Right-on, music is great for bringing people together. It is so like you to have taken pleasure in their music.There are those who might have reacted with assertions that the noise was an intrusion. For some odd reason your post brings Wordsworth’s ‘Solitary Reaper’ poem to mind. it is all about the music and concludes,
    “The music in my heart I bore,
    Long after it was heard no more.”

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  11. 32 ianscyberspace September 23, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Music is very much a part of our lives. It depends on the mood as to what appeals at the time but life would be empty without it.

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  12. 34 Writing to Freedom September 23, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    And you have returned his gift with your compliments. It sounds like a lovely trip filled with love, family, and music. Enjoy Jane!

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  13. 37 Jacqui Murray September 23, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    That is touching. We need more of that these days. You are blessed.

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  14. 41 Nancy September 23, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Surrounded by friends, family, food, and music… perfection!

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  15. 43 watchingthedaisies September 23, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    How lovely. Music is indeed a wonderful healer. Growing up in Scotland, we learned a lot of Scottish songs and we loved to dance up and down the living room too.

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  16. 45 Al September 23, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Sounds delightful. Pity you couldn’t record it for us to hear as well.

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  17. 48 Jeannie September 23, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Jane,
    So wish I could have been there. I have Scottish ancestry and I’m always drawn to the music.
    So glad you had a wonderful time. Love to you!
    Jeannie

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  18. 50 Sue Dreamwalker September 23, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Wonderful that you are surrounded recently by love, joy and music Jane and that you were able to gift him that gift of telling him just how much joy was spread with his song…
    Have a wonderful week Jane and may JOY surround you all the time.. ❤

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  19. 53 Sacred Journey September 23, 2019 at 10:32 am

    I love this. Enjoy your time. Loving you from here.

    Liked by 1 person


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