#FDDA 17 Music & letter c

Today’s theme is “music.” You can talk about the kind of music you like to listen to or music you like to play. What genre of music do you prefer? Do you play an instrument? If so, which instrument?  Share a story, a poem, a photo, a drawing, some music, or whatever you wish to share about music.


I wish I was musically talented but I’m not. My taste in music is very eclectic as you’ve probably noticed with letter c posts and the song of the day. There are times when I just need to reconnect to my roots and this is what I listen too. It soothes me in ways other music does not.

I wrote a poem about an Irish Lass dancing to lively Celtic music.

Love of an Irish Lass©


He bowed his head in silence,
allowing his rattled breath to slow.

Closing his eyes, he could feel
the lively Celtic music flow.

He was swept away to days past,
Where her feet moved to and fro.

Oh wee lass, dance for me, I long to
see those ye’s rosy cheeks aglow.

Take me back to those days
Of hornpipes and tapping heel and toe.

Show me again those green Irish eyes
when you paused, and bowed ever so low.

He lowered his head in silence again
cherishing his memories of long ago.

The lovely Irish ballad faded quietly away
and with it the old man’s final deathblow.

“I think being a woman is like being Irish… Everyone says you’re important and nice, but you take second place all the time.” ― Iris Murdoch
Thankfully, we’re getting a delightful break from the Dog Days of August. It’s 80 day with a breeze and overnight it’s supposed to be 65 degrees. AHHH delightful sleeping temperatures with the windows open wide.
Letter-c side notes and cancer toolkit:
Even though my vitamin b12 level was quite low, the blood work did rule out Celiac so I don’t have that added complication. I get to take another supplement every day. Nothing is back yet about the biopsies so, I’ll stay with the no news is good news.
“Your battles inspired me – not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.”
― James Joyce
Hard to believe in 9 days I’ll be 64 years old, a lot wiser when it comes to eating a cancer deterrent diet which I’ve pretty much covered in the cancer toolkit except for these last few.
Strawberries are anti-inflammatory very much like raspberries.
Sweet potatoes and yams are anti-oxidants as well being helpful regulating blood sugar.
Swiss chard is anti-inflammatory and loaded with beta-carotene, fiber and vitamin a. It’s great for lowering blood pressure.

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