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Writing 101 Day 3: Committing to a Writing Practice

Ok, so I’m a few days behind. I’m gonna have to be winging it and making it up on weekends it seems. I’m doing Day 3 of Writing 101 and the assignment is:

Today, celebrate three songs that are significant to you. For your twist, write for fifteen minutes without stopping — and build a writing habit.

This is a difficult assignment because there are many songs hold special places in my heart. Since the assignment calls for three only, I had a hard time trying to figure out the three MOST important songs.

  1. Knights in White Satin — The Moody Blues: This song is so significant and not for the reasons you might think. It doesn’t take me back to my childhood, although I do vaguely remember it from way back. My daughter Mandy took me to see Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp for my first Mother’s Day after my bleed. That was in May, 2012. I was just graduating from using the cane. I still get emotional every time I hear it.
  2. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) — Eurythmics: Fond memories always come back to me when I hear this song because it was my mother’s favorite when she was alive. She loved her Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, but back when I was kickin’ it 80’s style, she fell in love with this song and would try so hard to sing along with her heavy Hungarian accent. What a hoot that was!
  3. Paradise by the Dashboard Lights — Meatloaf: There are dozens of songs that can easily fill this spot, so this was more of an eeny-meenie-miney-mo choice. I’ve loved Meatloaf since forever and this is my absolute favorite song of his. If I’m ever courageous enough (or tipsy enough) to do karaoke, this would be the song I’d be belting out. 🙂 It takes me back to a time when I hung out with close friends, bar-hopping, camping, canoeing, and just enjoying the young, single, and responsibility-free life (well, except for rent, food and utilities)…

There we have it. Three songs that have significant meaning in my life. I’m curious what songs inspired everyone else throughout their lives. Until tomorrow…or the next day.

7 thoughts on “Writing 101 Day 3: Committing to a Writing Practice

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  2. I love your 3 songs too! Especially Meatloaf. A (male) friend and I did used to sing this in pubs and at karaoke, many years ago, in my University days. Oh dear… 😉

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