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Kymberlie Ingalls is native to the Bay Area in California. She is a pioneer in blogging, having self-published online since 1997. Her style is loose, experimental, and a journey in stream of consciousness. Works include personal essay, prose, short fictional stories, and a memoir in progress. Thank you for taking a moment of your time to visit. Beware of the occasional falling opinions. For editing services: http://www.rainfallpress.com/

Monday, January 31, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 3

Day 03 - Name a song that makes you happy.

Donna Summer - Last Dance

I tried and tried to narrow it down to just one, but couldn't.  Just couldn't do it.  Hell, it's a miracle I got it down to two.  All music makes me happy, in a sense, because music is my best friend.  There is always a song that says what I need to hear, sometimes whether I want to or not. 

I'm not a happy camper in general.  Being super smiley just ain't my thing.  I have to say that some of my best happy moments come from a song long ago and far away.  Break out the platform shoes, kids, and start swingin' those hips... do the Hustle!  Nothing gets the glitter in my mind to spinning like a disco ball, reflecting memories all around the dance floor.  So, the first is my one that gets everyone out in the crowd, swaying, singing and having a great time.  Donna Summer, the Queen of Dance. 

Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say

The second, I had to include, because it is the last song I can remember my mom loving.  She passed away in 1986.  I can still see her fingernails tapping along, and she'd just sing out loud - loud as she could, without a care in the world, despite the weight of that world on her shoulders.  And every time I hear that song, that's how I remember her.  It's a rare moment in a tumultuous time, now as much as it was then.

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