Saturday, June 26, 2010

voices

i love voices
that are filled with life

not the life
you might think of immediately
you know;
the joyous
cheery bouncy voice
that guides you on your way to and from work

no no
i love the voice that speaks to me
from
the kind of worldly wisdom
i know through my mother
the kind of insight
i know from my father's sister margaret

when they speak
i listen
no matter how they speak
or what they are speaking about

they have already been there
they have already done it
and if they didn't bother
then i know better for their choice

you know what i mean?

so, i love voices
and when voices sing
with knowing
and understanding
and insight

well i am compelled
to pay attention

terry callier
has such a voice



15 comments:

Rachel Fenton said...

Wow, doesn't that music just take you off somewhere else?

jinksy said...

That's scat singing like I've never heard before!

steven said...

hi rachel - yes it really does. a good place actually! have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

jinksy - i remember seeing ella fitzgerald and heard her scat singing and i didn't connect terry's singing to that experience until you brought it up here and there it is clear as day!! nice one. steven

willow said...

I know what you mean. My grandmother spoke to me this morning, as I watered my garden plants.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely steven and wise words too.

hope said...

I feel like I've been lurking instead of participating... hopefully life will calm down a bit.

I know EXACTLY what you mean! Science has even proven that while men are moved by what they see, women are moved by what they hear. Hearing is also the key to memory ...followed by the sense of smell.

And the voice doesn't have to sound like James Earl Jones to capture my attention. I love the stories as well. Thanks for my moment of peace for the week.

TechnoBabe said...

What a blessing that you have people you want to listen to like that, to really hear, not just listen with ears but to hear with your entire being.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Don't forget Scat Man Cruthers... now that was scatting! Nice post.

steven said...

weaver thanks. terry has lots of other music but for me this is one that sticks!! have a lovely day in the dale. steven

steven said...

willow - it's funny that eh. i dream about people who tell me things that last for my whole life. have a lovely day at the manor. steven

steven said...

hope that's a good point about the qaulity of the voice. it really isn't as valuable or important as what is being said!! have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

hi technobabe - there's always been someone in my life and then too there's been music. have a superb day. steven

steven said...

lizzy - yeah scat man!! i'd let him slip through my mind. i remember seeing him on television several times. i'm trying to remember if he was a regular on a variety show i would have watched when i was a kid. have a great day down there. steven

Friko said...

never heard that before! Wonderful.

It takes maturity to listen to voices, seven.