Gershwin & Peace

He spruced up the kitchen, so it would be ready for me and made my coffee. Now George Gershwin plays. Sausage is sizzling, and it smells so good. Homemade biscuits are in the works. It’s peaceful and glorious.

“Somewhere In Time” (Performed on the Piano by Jim Bajor) is one my favorite albums ever in the world. It’s a collection of Gerswhin, Porter, Ellington, and more. I listened to it on a CD well over 20 years ago, and now it’s at the top of my iTunes list. I know every melody note for note and every piano run. I cook, and it plays. I hum along. It’s pretty perfect.

These moments of peace and contentment are not lost on a hot mess like me, who rarely has a dull moment. Watch for the moments, and you’ll spot them. Even better…create them. Get out your Gershwin album. Sizzle something. Toss some flour around.

Anyway, the dog just went yipping through the house loud enough to wake a corpse, chasing one of the cats at warp speed through the kitchen and up the stairs with the force of a cyclone. We yelled. The music faded into the background. Something crashed.


Now. Back to peace…

Published by Amanda Herring, Writer

Practical wisdom, joys and pains, motivation and tough love, from the perspective of a Mississippi mom, traveler, business owner, goal crusher, substance seeker, and full-time dreamer

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