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  • Writer's pictureMarjorie Robertson

Remembering music, remembering us

Updated: 2 days ago

Probably like some of you, I've been grieving on multiple levels. It’s hard to put into words because the list of horrors is long.

From Little Richard to Eddie Van Halen and so many others, the grief is the realization that Americans have not only lost friends and family but also people who represented us and who we could look up to and hold onto when feeling lost. We’ve lost beloved people in music, sports, TV, film, the art world, civil rights, and politics. Each of us could name someone we'd call the Greatest of All Time off the top of our head. A shared, communal loss, each one, in a year of chipping away at us.

When I find myself feeling nostalgic, I take a break, eat something sweet, and remember something unimportant at the time—in the car with friends, summertime in the park, and dancing to old song we all knew and still know immediately from the first notes.

A memory now means everything.

Photo: Margaret Robertson taken at a Heart concert

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