Words of ComfortBlog Posts and Musings by Marcy
Marcy Requist & Ron Wikso wrote Wall of Glass during the Covid-19 Quarantine of 2020. It originates from a first-hand understanding of what it’s like to be unable to visit a parent in a nursing home during the quarantine.
The story begins in a hospital nursery with a new father looking at his baby daughter through its protective “wall of glass” .
That little girl grows up, and now she is looking at her father through a “wall of glass” from outside his nursing home.
She is unable to visit him because of the quarantine.
The father has dementia, so there’s also a figurative wall that stands between him and his memories of his daughter.
You may recognize yourself, or someone you know within the story.
And, you’ll feel a hug of comfort from the message,”Have faith, this too shall pass.”
Happy 101st Birthday, Frank Sinatra! Motivation from Music History. Frank Sinatra would have celebrated his 101st Birthday today, and I can’t think of a more “motivating” master of his craft to kick off this week!
I am so grateful the final step in the production of our “Covers of Comfort” CD was in the capable hands of Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Mastering in Austin, TX!
From the COVERS OF COMFORT CD, “If These Walls Could Speak” takes us back to the coziest places (and most wonderful memories) we can remember.
Reflecting with regret about missing a lost loved one is tenderly conveyed in the song “If I Had Only Known” from the COVERS OF COMFORT CD.
The last song on the COVERS OF COMFORT CD is in honor of a dear friend who battled like a champion against cancer, until she won her reward in heaven.
A TASTE OF COMFORT that satisfies in no time! The Easy Ground Beef & Rice Skillet is sure to please a hungry crew! And, a snap to fix for drop-in company.
“Butter-Baked Chicken and Gravy” reminds me of a Sunday dinner, but you can easily bring this TASTE OF COMFORT to your table any night of the week!
We included my dad’s favorite song, “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” on our COVERS OF COMFORT CD. It paired nicely with “Let It Be” from The Beatles.
Ron and I had the honor of attending the AndersonPonty Band concert at the One World Theatre in Austin,Texas on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. Of course seeing the original singer/songwriter for 35 years of YES (Jon Anderson) and international violin superstar Jean Luc Ponty is exciting all by itself. But at this concert, we not only got to see these two music legends, but were able to enjoy our dear friend (and keyboardist/arranger of “Cover of Comfort”) Wally Minko on keyboards.
I can’t think of any comfort food more comforting than a pot-roast! It’s really a feast for the senses, and welcomed by all in need of a TASTE OF COMFORT.
No wok? No problem! I created this TASTE OF COMFORT without the traditional pan. The No-Wok Vegetable Beef Stir-Fry is a family favorite, and easy to make!
“Help Me God” from our COVERS OF COMFORT CD gives us the words to pray for HEALING, instead of empowering the pain that keeps us broken.
In the song “Can’t Cry Hard Enough” from the COVERS OF COMFORT CD, music, lyrics, and the SFX of wind express the loss we experience when a loved one dies.
Bob Dylan’s touching song,”To Make You Feel My Love” can be found on the COVERS OF COMFORT CD. Our version includes the soothing sounds of rain.
“Life Is Hard (God Is Good)” is helpful in many situations. When we feel helpless and unsure how to pray, this song lifts our needs – as we quietly kneel.
Our COVERS OF COMFORT CD pays tribute to the care-givers of warriors living with cancer in the touching song, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It”.
The lullaby “Baby Mine” is on our COVERS OF COMFORT CD to remind parents that children never outgrow the love we sang their first favorite song with.