My first lover was music. Gifted with my father's love for music and his ear to play before I could read notes, I fell hard. Anything soulful would stay with me, resound and play in my head all day until I learned every note, every lyric. Loved R&B, soft rock, blues, classic, pop and country- you name it. Garth Brooks went with us on every family road trip. Babyface & Brian McKnight comforted me through my young heartbreaks that tore me apart- you know the ones that have you wondering how on earth you were going to go on? Juan Luis Guerra & Andrea Bocelli would lay with me at night to console me and remind me that true love was not only possible, but still existed in a beautiful way. Even in the gym Raskal Flatts & Jamie Foxx would push me to go on when every muscle ached. When I couldn't get up in the mornings Sugarland reminded me I couldn't afford to miss work- but we'd giggle on what it could be like to tell our boss to kiss it! Lol.
There's not a big moment in my life that doesn't have a song attached to it. The first song I taught myself on the piano was after I realized my marriage was over. Every relationship & friendship I have has a soundtrack. Imagine if someone could gather all of those together? You'd play my whole life out- one heartbreak, vacation, celebration, milestone, & success at a time. Music will heal you. Excite you. Give you hope. Bring you joy. Get you a speeding ticket! Cry with you when you do. It'll change your whole life if you let it. 😉🙏🏽❤️
- La Jibarita