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Saturday, January 03, 2009

A Cathedral of Memories in 2008

Memories of 2008 from Susan Vaughn on Vimeo.

(Be sure you have your sound ON when you play the video.)

It took me 4 days, but I finally got my video of "Memories of 2008" completed.  I've cried way too much in the last 4 days and now it is time to move on to a year of being healthier and stronger.  I don't know that we could be much happier, although Big Bear finding a job would surely improve our stress level around here.  We're content.  We are comfortable.  We have each other and that means a hell of a lot when you get to be our age.

Bob said something profound to me the other day as we were getting ready to attend the funeral of someone very dear to me.  He said "I suppose we need more black clothes.  Looks like we are going to be attending more funerals as we get older."  I replied "That's a depressing thought." To which he replied, "It's only a matter of time before our movie of 'Four Funerals and a Wedding' comes out."  No laughter necessary, it was time to change the subject and leave home.

I do want to thank you - all my readers, friends, and family - for making Raisin Toast a part of your regular read.  I don't know how this toaster of mine can make a positive difference, but if I can create a positive environment for those who stop by, a place that holds some value to you, a place where you can feel as comfortable as if you were curled up on your sofa in your jammies with a cup of hot cocoa and 2 slices of raisin toast lightly buttered - well - I will have accomplished what I set out to do.

The music in this video is by my friend Karla Anderson, whose CD "Embassy Sessions" is a must have for your iTunes and music library.  I love her music, her mellow voice, her uniquely Karla sound and rhythm, and her - I love her.  She's pretty special.  I can't wait for her next CD to come out.  She writes most (if not all) of her own music which makes it that much more wonderful and honest.  I could swear the lyrics were written with me in mind, especially after making this video.  

The two songs in this video are Cathedral and What Else Can I Do.  Thank you, Karla, for writing such beautiful music and for singing it so eloquently.

You can see Karla's most recent music video HERE.  Stop by her site.  She'll be glad you did and so will you.

I look forward to this coming year and hope that you will continue to take this journey with me.

Blessings to you all!


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