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Feb '08

The Stars are still Singing

Can you recall that wonderful song “Release Me” sung by Englebert Humperdinck?  Last night for the first time I could hear it and not burst out in tears.  Forty years ago,  that was his claim to fame, his boost to stardom. 

At that stage of my life, my marriage was at a crossroads and each time I heard the words, “I have found somebody new” I cried.  How could I live my life without this person, how could I be a single parent and survive?  I believe with fortitude and determination and lots of love and support from my children I did survive and raise my three wonderful sons and made a good life for myself.

It was a feeling of yes I did “release you”-  it was definitely a good thing to do.  No more tears just gratitude.  Amazing what time can do for a breaking heart.

3 comments to “The Stars are still Singing”

  1. Walk Says:

    When I first read you title this song came to mind:
    “Stars shining bright above you
    Night breezes seem to whisper ‘I love you’,
    Birds singing in the sycamore tree
    Dream a little dream of me”

    Funny how the song you wrote about was so different from that one.

    I know how you felt when left standing at the door watching someone who said “Till death do us part” drive away out of your life. The song that helped me was a George Strait song, “Lets Fall To Pieces Together”. The first line is this, “Pardon me you left your tears on the jukebox, and I’m afraid they got mixed up with mine.” I wasn’t a country music fan but that song showed me that I wasn’t the only one out there hurting and it showed me there was life after divorce. It’s amazing the healing power of music.

  2. msmillie Says:

    Yes, I do remember that song also, Walk. I had the thought of how Englebert was a star after forty years and then shifted to his big hit “Release Me”. For me Music definitely heals and sometimes puts the bounce in my steps. I love the song “I Can’t Smile without You” by Barry Manilow and “Memories”

  3. Walk Says:

    Hey Millie, Where ya been? It’s been eight days without a new post. Ya are worrying me.