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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Queen

A propos of nothing, I happened to turn on the telly last night and got sucked into the annual Kennedy Center Honors.  I always enjoy the tributes, but I wasn't prepared for Aretha Franklin to blow the roof off the house with her rendition of this Carol King classic:

 As my brother put it, she could rock that mink at a PETA rally and still get a standing ovation.

It has nothing to do with the water, but - to some extent - this blog is about channeling inner strength, finding my voice and authenticity, and the Queen of Soul is my inspiration as 2015 draws to a close and 2016 brings a milestone birthday for me.  I listened to this 5 times this morning and then sang along to RESPECT as I did some work.  Silver lining -- my singing kept the cat clear of the computer keyboard...

Health and happiness (and hopefully some new aquatic antics) in 2016!

- MM