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Love is in da blog 2021 Prompt 7: Bonnie and Clyde

For Prompt 7 of #LoIsInDaBl21, Bee has given us Bonnie and Clyde -Find a Blues love song and/or write a Nonet about doomed love. WHen I ran across Etta James’ I’d Rather Go Blind, I knew this was the song for this post. I found a live version from 19754 in Amsterdam – it is about 8 minutes long but well worth it in my opinion. Etta had a voice on her and could touch your sole.

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Love is in da blog prompt 5: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

Prompt 5 of #LoveIsInDaBlog2021 is Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo – Find a Jazz love song and/or write a Contrapuntal poem about Rivera and Kahlo. I have found Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera – The Heart Of Frida (Music by Starr Parodi). This video includes Rare footage from home movies and photos.

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Love Is in da blog Prompt 4: Bollywood

For the 4th Prompt of #LoveIsInDaBlog Bee gave us Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal (Taj Mahal) – Finda a Bollywood Song and/or write an Epitaph for lovers.

I have chosen to look back into the 1990’s and I have found a Bollywood song Saathiya Bin Tere Dil Maane Na” by Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu . I have included the original Bollywood video as well as an English translation lyric video for your pleasure.

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Love Is In da blog Prompt 4: Casablanca

For Prompt 3 for #LoveIsInDaBlog Bee has given us Casablanca. I have chosen the version of As Time Goes By sung by Billie Holiday. This is also a lyric video. I have always loved her voice and she had such a parallel life with mine considering all of her issues with addiction which in the took her life.

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Love Is in da blog – February 1, 2021

Bee has definitely given us a different twist for #LoIsInDaBl21. While this may sound CHEESY, I am going to choose my own love story.

No poetry but I must give props where props are due. My husband and I will celebrate our being together 20 years on February 14th. This man has loved me through the best of times when I am in recovery and working the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, but better yet he has loved me when I am deep in my depression, alcoholism and addiction. because of this I am actually going to attach two songs.

The first is “Amazed” by Lonestar and the second is Lauren Daigle’s “Love Like This”.

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Mission Accomplished

So, I can make the OFFICIAL announcement. On February 1st I am returning HOME to my beloved The University of Texas at San Antonio as a Business Service Center Specialist I with the College of Sciences!!!

I cannot even stop expressing how EXCITED and ECSTATIC I am to be returning home.

Everyone knows I bleed ORANGE and BLUE!!!!

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF BIRTHDAY!!!

Today I celebrate 1 Year of SOBRIETY!!!

I have done it by working THE PROGRAM of ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS and remembering that I cannot keep what I do not give away freely!!

I thank my family and friends for their undying support, and my family at my home group the Goliad and Global Steps AAthat happens to meet in the hall of In The Rooms.

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