6.24.2022 give the blues a chase

give the blues a chase
find a sunny place can cure
your ills with sunshine

From the song, Little Sunshine by Irving Berlin and sung here in the video below, in such a way that you cannot help but smile, by Tatiana Eva-Marie & Avalon Jazz Band.

A lot of cobwebs in your head
You’re getting rusty, so you said
You’re feeling badly and everything looks grey
You’re getting worried, yes indeed

Simple?

Yes!

Simplistic?

Maybe so.

Right now I am ready and willing to accept simplistic.

And the existence of songs like this from over 100 years ago, give me some hope, some piece of mind, some perspective.

Things have looked pretty bad before.

And growing up in West Michigan, the 2nd most overcast location in North America (after Seattle) I understand how much climate can play a role in my daily outlook.

My first year of living in the Atlanta area, I again and again commented how much just the presence of the sunshine, the quality of the light in the south, made me feel good.

Right now, sunshine seems to be about it in my cabinet of things that are good for what ails you.

All things considered, at least it is not the winter of our discontent, and while it is the summer of our discontent, there is sunshine.

The book of Matthew, Chapter 5, verse 45 reminds me that God ‘causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous‘.

So I will not begrudge anyone access to the sunshine or the rain.

I will embrace it as it I can.

Here are the lyrics, written sometime during the years 1927–1931.

A lot of cobwebs in your head
You’re getting rusty, so you said
You’re feeling badly and everything looks grey
You’re getting worried, yes indeed
I know exactly what you need
A little sunshine will make you feel OK

Give the blues a chase
Find a sunny place
Go and paint your face, with sunshine
Pay your doctor bills
Then throw away his pills
You can cure your ills, with sunshine

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