Wednesday, February 6, 2013

I'm Back!

It's been over a year since I last posted on this blog. Much has happened in my life to push out the Manilow world altogether, but that doesn't mean I don't reminisce often about the good times and great friends I made during those years.

One of those friends told me the other day that she missed my blog (this one's for you!) and I have to say that I miss writing it. Even though I'm not involved in any of the craziness in the fan world any more, I follow the news about Barry and I enjoy reading about his success. That doesn't mean I'm ready to jump in with both feet, but there are things I would like to comment on periodically and this is the best place to do it. My blog. My opinion. My thoughts.

I've been listening to some of my Manilow favs as I attempt to exercise every day and those songs bring floods of memories back, some good and some not so good. But as we all know, with time, the bad ones fade and the good ones tend to take over. I'm happy to say that I can look back on that time in my life now and smile. I made some incredible friends, had some wonderful times, and always loved the music.

Will I be going to New York or any other venue to see him? No. I've closed that chapter. I have a grandson to focus my travel time on and a family that has become more important to me than they ever were before. So I'll be traveling back and forth to my daughter's home and spending my vacation time and my money on my sweet little guy. My priorities have definitely changed.

Will I ever see my old friends and meet some new ones that I've only known online? I certainly hope so. I found out in 2012 who my friends were and I was surprised at the ones who hung in there and rose to the surface when I needed them the most. The friends embody the good Manilow memories.

Will I go to the opening of Harmony if it makes it to the stage? That's a resounding YES! The songs from that musical are some of the most inspiring music and lyrics I have ever heard. I will move heaven and earth to get there if the rumors are true.

Until the next time (and/or the music moves me),
Texas Fan


Dreamer said...

Reading your post made me smile. I know listening to Barry's music often takes me back to a very happy place...a place that you and I shared so often. I, too, have had to make choices when it comes to how I spend my money but I'm so glad I have so many wonderful memories to fall back on when I'm feeling sad or lonely. We've come through a lot...shared good times and bad...but today I find myself grateful to call you my friend. Here's to the music and all the good that comes from it! :)

Dreamer said...

Your post made me smile...and it reminded me of the power of music...of Barry's music. It's what brought us together that random day in May...when you walked into the M Store at the Hilton. We've been through a lot..shared the good times and the bad...and today, I'm grateful to call you my friend. Here's to the music and all the good it can bring! :)

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! Your writings and perspective have been missed! However, that adorable lil guy is the best reason!

Survivor said...

I am glad you are back with your blog..we don't get nearly enough time to talk but this is one way to stay in touch! Like Lori your post made me many memories..but like you I am spending my money on what is important in my life too:)

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