Friday, February 07, 2014

Remembering the Things we Love

Recently my Mom gave me her sound system. I had mixed feelings about it. I was very excited to get it but at the same time it saddened me that she was giving it up. All those years, from bands to solo arrangements. I don't have any recordings or videos of her in my possession. Nothing. She had a love affair with music that I want to see. As I was pondering all this I realized that I am doing the same thing. There are no recordings, no thoughts written on paper, except a few hand written attempts at song writing. How sad! Here I am 34 and all I have is a few videos of my younger years. My kids may not feel the same way I do about being able to listen or watch their mother but I have decided to prepare if they do. I am going to start recording some music(not original to me) and posting it here. I'm not really interested in capturing perfection but I do want to have something to look back on. Who knows, it might come to bite me in the b**. I may look back and get depressed but at least I have the choice of pressing play. For those of you who have hobbies/passions, do you ever think about sharing/recording for your offspring?


Jwells said...

My sister has a fancy-schmancy baby grand recordable player piano. She recorded our mom playing on it a few years back before Mama's arthritis got too bad. It is a treasure for us to go to my sister's house and listen to Mama play. So make your recordings! But don't just put them on-line. Be sure to keep some elsewhere in case this whole thing crashes one day. Leave your legacy, girlfriend!

Crystal said...

Thanks Judy! That makes me feel better :) I thought I was just being too sentimental.