Letter from the Editor: Songs You Know by Heart

By Leslie Moore

Letter from the Editor: Songs You Know by Heart

As I write this, most of the Sasee crew is breathing a huge sigh of relief and getting back to normal after being out of work for nearly a week while waiting on Hurricane Florence to make her way through. And, even though our staff was very fortunate to have missed the worst of this crazy blow, many others are now waiting and watching as flood waters continue to rise. Even as you read this, families in our community are displaced and/or cleaning up flood waters. Please consider donating your time and money to help.

I didn’t evacuate this time, even though I was packed and ready, and at first spent a lot of time listening to weather reports that were alternately terrifying and excruciatingly boring. When I was told to write my name and social security number on my stomach with a permanent marker so I could be identified after my horrific death by wind and water, I decided I’d had enough and turned off the television. And turned on the music.  After singing at the top of my lungs and dancing around the house for about 30 minutes, my mood was completely changed. My positive attitude and belief that I could handle whatever came along had been restored by Missy Elliot, Imagine Dragons and the Beatles.

I did continue to monitor the weather, albeit in brief spurts, and stayed alert until the danger of flood and high wind passed. But, for the rest of the week the music stayed on, playing softly in the background or out loud for the occasional dance party. And I survived.

Music is the silence between the notes.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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