Family Matters


There are so many great songs (and books and movies) to illustrate Jim’s Thursday Inspiration prompt this week. It’s funny that I just finished rewatching all 6 seasons of the Sopranos along with the prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark. In these fictional mafia stories, family is hugely emphasized, both blood relatives and also your partners in crime, who sometimes motivate more love and loyalty than birth families. Until they rat you out to the Feds!

I also recently read a book that focused on family relationships, both blood relatives and also chosen families. It was The Moonlight Child by Karen McQuestion and I gave it 5 stars, which is rare for me lately. I highly recommend this novel. The plot was exciting, the characters were compelling, and the narrative was straightforward, third-person, past tense, as stories with multiple POVs should be. There were no awkward jumps into first-person, present tense like so many books lately. Uck!

But I digress. Some of my favorite family-themed songs are ”Rock & Roll Lullaby” by BJ Thomas, ”Daniel” by Elton John, and ”Daddy, Don’t You Walk So Fast” by Wayne Newton. Enjoy!


Image is mine.

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9 responses to “Family Matters

  1. This song is new to me Paula, but I like it a lot. The Elton John song Daniel has always been a favorite of mine.

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  2. Thanks Paula and I am glad you enjoyed it and participated again.

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  3. A lovely family photo Paula.

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  4. I enjoyed the songs! ❤

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