That Wonderful Place.

The week had been hard,

No let up from the caring,

The caring of my loved one,

But tonight I was going out,

As I do each week,

Going out to the choir.

The carer arrived

And off I went,

My loved one still in my mind.

The choir assembled

The first notes were sung.

Then it happened,

I was transported,

Transported into a new world,

A world of music and words,

Where all was well,

Where I was well.

Gone to that wonderful place

Where singing carries me

And troubles no longer exist.

Like a flash it was over,

Two hours gone in a moment.

But as I went home

I was uplifted,

Maybe only for a short time,

But that feeling was wonderful.

It is the thing that singing can do,

It can take you to a different world,

Where life is beautiful,

And all is right in my world.


  • Fay Slimm

    What a gift is music dear Andy and you describe its effect so well -- thank you for sharing the beauty music brings to your life. A lovely first read of my day.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Fay, singing releases the endorphins that can bring joy to the mind.

    • orchidee

      I must come along then. Aww, why ain't there any endorphins from folk when I sing? heehee.

      • Goldfinch60

        You are always welcome Orchi.

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        By all MEANS ~ UNCLE ANDY ~ We all have to preserve our QUALITY of LIFE ! Angela & I have sung in Chiors since we were at School and it is of all things most Cathartic. In NZ ANGELA is in the Church Choir and the MAORI CHOIR which she loves ! As Ive said before I have been giving talks on S & G and the Seniors love them. They were Good Kosher Boys ~ so a lot of their songs (Like SOS & BOTW) are very SPIRITUAL. Its only just 8pm in Essex ~ so this is great uplift for the Morning ! Love this version of SOS !

        Blessings & Peace & Love for YOU & JOYCE
        Yours through Poetry & Song BRIAN & ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Brian, SOS and BOTW are two of the songs that appears in our concert repertoire every few years. Apart from some lighter stuff we are concentrating on excerpts from the Messiah at the moment.

        • Neville

          I am so glad you feel able to share these moments... they are very moving indeed, but also inspiring in a way hard to describe in a short space and time.... N

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Neville, yes those moments are so special.

          • Suresh

            yes, a moment for oneself, helps to hold everything together

            Thnx for sharing

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Suresh, those special moments are so few nowadays so they mean suchg a lot to me.

            • dusk arising

              This is such an uplifting read coming from you in your circumstance. You know i'm always positive about 'life goes on' and here you are living it. Well done - acorns/oak trees.

              • Goldfinch60

                You are most kind d a. I have always lived a positive life and will go forwards remaining the same.

              • Andrew Charles Forrest

                God bless you Andy I'm glad you get our own respite and peace
                Have a peaceful weekend

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Andrew, those moments are so special, the choir means so much to me.

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