Perhaps this is the result of yesterday’s seminar on Storytelling for Photographers, or it could just be the way my brain deals with life, who knows? Be that as it may, this morning I arranged and re-arranged a series of songs from albums by Romanovsky & Phillips and Ron Romanovsky’s solo releases.
“Wimp” tells the story of one man’s journey from lonely, unathletic loner to out and proud young man in 18 songs. The total run-time, as recorded, is about 60 minutes. I’m not the best person to write a story to go along with it; anyone who has the talent and the interest (and, if possible, the connections) to do ‘a book’ should contact Ron Romanovsky to discuss permissions and contracts.
However, I offer it here as a potential concert play list for a choral group or glee club that might wish to use it. Again, permissions go through Ron. About a dozen of the song titles link to short clips (~40 seconds each) at RomanovskyAndPhillips.com.
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Morna Lusty (nee Glasheen) April 28, 1929 – Feb. 19, 2007
Mom is missed and always loved by her children, Bruce, Karen, Brian and Kathy,
lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Christopher, Kennie, TJ, Melissa and Kayla,
and great-grandchildren Julian and James.
Memories of her will be shared with grand-daughter Heather
and great-grandkids Alaura and Dominic.
As I reflect on Mom, and the numerous ways she blessed my life, I recall how as a kid, I would often see a movie or tv show (or read a book) that had a fascinating woman with an interesting career, and exciting adventures that seemed so glamorous. And I would at times wish to have such a Mother.
In time I realized two things; first being that, of course these were fictional lives. The greater truth is that Mom gave me something better. I can’t recall one instant in my life when I didn’t know, with certainty, that I was loved.
No matter what I did.
No matter who I was, or who I dated.
And more, that she never doubted I could do anything I set my mind to.
I have learned over the years that very many, too many, people haven’t had that blessing.
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