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“Radar Love” Golden Earring

Last Saturday, June 24, 2012, I met my father and step-mom at the Watkins Glen International Raceway for a Corvette Club ride around the track. We weren’t planning on meeting there till that morning and it turned out to be a wonderful day.

Seeing as a I don’t drive a Corvette and I’m too chicken to drive around a racetrack by myself, the pacecar driver let me ride around in the truck. It was wonderful!

I had “Radar Love” in my head the whole time.

There I was racing around the track at a scary sixty miles per hour with the wind blowing through my hair. My dad’s car got up to 100 miles per hour on the back stretch. I can’t even imagine what is must be like for racecar drivers to reach almost 200 miles on the backstretch. I have a whole new respect for NASCAR drivers.

I love that I was able to spend time with my dad. Every moment I spend with him is precious and it has always been. A year and a half ago my father had a serious heart attack. I think about it everyday and worry about him all of the time. Each day I have with my parents is a gift and I am so grateful for surprise opportunities like this…a spontaneous get together at a racetrack somewhere in New York. A place close enough to meet and enjoy a once in a lifetime moment together.

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“In My Life”- Beatles

Music has always been a part of my life; even before I was born. My middle name is Elise after Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” and my immediate family is involved deeply with the art of music. I have been learning music since the age of seven and I am currently playing French horn in the  Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra.

When things happen in my life, whether good or bad, I turn to music for comfort, support and happiness.

Maybe it is something I was born with, maybe it’s a coping mechanism, whatever it is I know that music is part of my life…a soundtrack of sorts.

I hope you enjoy  my blog and let music touch your soul as it has touched mine and will continue to do so.

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