Surviving The Songs That Hurt Your Heart

I don’t know who posted this link on social media today, I am just grateful I found it because surviving the songs that hurt your heart get played.

My love of Carole King and James Taylor (ok throw in a little Carly Simon too) goes back years.

Tapestry, in my opinion, is one of the best albums ever produced and Larry and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Beautiful here in Tampa several years ago.

One night we sat in front of the TV to watch Live at the Troubador and we both had tears in our eyes from the memories of this great duo.

On May 15, 2018 we were at Amalie Arena in Tampa to spend time in concert with James Taylor in concert.  For the first time ever in my concert-going life, Larry bought me a souvenir t-shirt because he knew how much that night meant to me.  I will never wear it again.

It was September, 1992 when I received the news that my brother, Daniel William Hujber, had succumbed to his diagnosis of AIDS related Kaposi’s Sarcoma. I had sent my mother to be with him when I received word that he would die soon.

I was living in Richmond, VA and I quickly put together a Celebration of Life at the church we had attended for years in our hometown.

You can probably guess I chose Fire and Rain as a music selection to send our love for my brother up into the heavens.

And I cried.

I have several songs that bring me sadness when I hear them.

Simply the Best by Tina Turner because Larry watched me cross the finish line as that song was playing in a breast cancer relay when we had first met.

To Where You Are and You’re Still You by Josh Groban and written and sung in a TV episode about death.

You Are the Love of My Life by Sammy Kershaw, our wedding dance song and what I played over and over for Larry in hopes of bringing him back last year.

Last of all, of course, is Fire and Rain.

Music is tough at times, and then I will hear You Dropped a Bomb on Me by The Gap Band and I smile and laugh.  Larry said that was the top requested song at his nightclub and he would rock it out loudly when it played and we would get up and dance our booties off.

There you go and I hope you enjoy this Jane Pauley interview of James Taylor




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