Chicago Cubs fan, born and raised 3rd Generation (my grandfather was In the Stands when the Cubs won the World Series in 1907 and 1908). Raised in Park Ridge (near Chicago) for 33-years; was then sent by an employer, out here to SF/NAPA where met the prettiest Redhead on EARTH... so I stayed here-!
Now for the rest of the basics of Life ....
"Love him, and let him Love you. Do you think anything else under Heaven really matters?" (James Baldwin, "Giovanni's Room" 1956)
"It's amazing what love can change.; It's amazing what Courage love can breed in other people." (Patrick Swayze, 2009)
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. - - It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. - - Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. - - It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres" .... (from St. Paul's 1st letter to the already floundering and increasingly infighting and bickering new Church at Corinth, Greece, c.60-AD … Corinthians, 13:4-8)
"If you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains; If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains." -- Roman Senator Marcus Cicero, c.59-BC
I'm alive because He Lives - - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LwBqG7uXbY&t=4s
Redeemed - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzGAYNKDyIU
Sixteen Tons - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzlT80jQ3lo
Pick up the Pieces - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9eQkTJZlNk
Bless The Lord, O My Soul (S. Rachmaninoff "All-Night Vigil" / Vespers, op. 37, 2.) - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfDreatXYeU
Josh Turner - Long Black Train - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyRZTAmcW7c
Vivaldi: Gloria in D (ré majeur/ D-dur) RV 589 f - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=218yB56lmEY
There's a Small Hotel - - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPZwbMcIDUg
Rossini - The Barber of Seville Opera: Largo Al Factotum - - sung by Thomas Hampson - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZLAeUDLnxs
Nights in White Satin - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbqxbGm9hBI
"Soon I will leave you... with your never knowing if I loved you... and I loved you “ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4_NdiPSmbs
Whomever I have loved, be they gentleman or lady, nonetheless, as always, "Music is my Mistress"
“Music says what needs to be said, without saying it.” — Duke Ellington