Tonight while vacuuming the kids’ room as they watched a movie in the living room, I felt a pull to play the Amazing Grace album from Aretha Franklin. Have you listened to it?
It’s from her very very early days, and the movie was released after she passed away. I watched it at BAM when it was showing and was so moved. I felt home. I felt comforted. I felt connected to the 90s, my family in Brooklyn, and just a inner soul movement that only Aretha and those songs could pull from me.
Neverthless, tonight, as we inch closer to a holiday that many of us are observing, I thought of it. I suppose I was also called to listen to it because of a video I watched of a nurse singing Amazing Grace with other nurses, too. This album is just different though. My soul was settled.
I hope you watch the movie this weekend, and listen to the album tonight or tomorrow, if you have a moment.
What have you been listening to lately?
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