Here’s to 2018: Here’s to Life, Here’s to Love, Here’s to You,

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I’ve received so many warm wishes for the coming year, I’ve been tirelessly trying to come up with my way of responding. Shirley Horn’s rendition of Here’s to Life seems to summarize my response to all of my well wishers. I hope you’ll enjoy my response, and, if you like Shirley Horn’s sensual delivery, you’ll love her album Here’s to Life. Treat yourself to it for 2018 and she’ll keep you dreaming about Life.

Most of you (approximately 90%), my friends and readers, are over 35 years of age. So there’s no doubt, many of you will relate to the lyrics of this song. Sing them out loud with Shirley Horn and refresh your soul!


Here’s to Life

No complaints
And no regrets
I still believe in chasing dreams
And placing bets
But I have learned
That all you give
Is all you get
So give it all you’ve got

I had my share
I drank my fill
And even though I’m satisfied
I’m hungry still
To see what’s down another road
Beyond the hill
And do it all again

So here’s to life
And every joy it brings
So here’s to life
To dreamers and their dreams

Funny how the time just flies
How love can go
From warm hellos
To sad goodbyes
And leave you with the memories
You’ve memorized
To keep your winters warm

For there’s no yes in yesterday
And who knows what tomorrow brings
Or takes away
As long as I’m still in the game
I want to play
For laughs
For life
For love

So here’s to life
And every joy it brings
Here’s to life
For dreamers and their dreams

May all your storms be weathered
And all that’s good get better
Here’s to life
Here’s to love
Here’s to you

May all your storms be weathered
And all that’s good get better
Here’s to life
Here’s to love
Here’s to you



5 Responses

  1. Marjorie Johnson
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    Thanks SOOO MUCH for sharing this MASTERPIECE. I LOVED the Orchestra. I will definitely add Ms Shirley Horn to my Library of Music. Thanks again and HAPPY NEW YEAR

  2. Sher
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    A friend shared this with me. How beautiful and appropriate- classic talent. I will definitely share this stirring piece

  3. Mütter Evans
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    So apropriate Ronn; thank you for a response we all can relate to and music that is timeless…. All the BEST in 2018!


  4. Rome Neal
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    Much needed!!! Happy New Years my brother!

  5. Sandhi Smalls Santini
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    My Dear Ronn,
    Here’s to you–a truly brilliant, sensitive, and thoughtful human being–A gentleman in every way. Thanks for always knowing just the perfect thing to say and do! I believe that 2018 will be a better, sweeter year for us! Happy New Year to you, my dear Ronn!

    Best Always,

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