My Traveling Shoes

Done found myself a new pair of travelin' shoes to wear on this leg of my journey. Handmade to fit and suit me just right, supportin' and comfortin' me each step of the way.They are wild and colorful as I chose them to be, they suit my personality.
I've traveled so many miles in shoes that someone else bought for me, plain, poorly fitted, worn, second hand, hand me downs. Ohh, they hurt my feet and took me places that I didn't need to go, places that I didn't want to go. For many years I put them on. I was told it was my duty, but my heart was heavy and my cares so many.
Done found myself a new pair of travelin' shoes to wear on this leg of my journey. Handmade to fit and suit me just right, supportin' and comfortin' me each step of the way.They are wild and colorful as I chose them to be, they suit my personality. I bought these shoes. I own these shoes. They are mine.
by Jeanne leigh...copyrighted...2007


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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Memories of Dinah Washington and Billie Holiday




When I was around nine years old my mother had an album by Dinah Washington and I loved to listen to it. I loved to sing but I was very shy. One day for a moment I forgot myself, thinking no one was listening or close by, I was singing with Dinah's record as loud as I could. Little did I know my ornery brother, Jody came in laughing at the top of his lungs with my oldest brother Dub, Mom and Dad. He was telling me that they wanted me to sign a contract out in California because they heard me all the way out there! ha-ha..I was mortified.Until recently, I had forgotten about her music. I've been listening to Dinah, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday. Today I was listening to Duke Ellington and there was a CD of Glenn Miller The Best of the Lost Recordings and Secret Broadcasts. I have enjoyed reconnecting with this music and discovered a few new artists too. I love Madeleine Peyroux's music. She sounds much like she came out of that era. She has a lovely bluesy, jazz voice...smooth and sweet as honey.

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