The Gramma Sutra received this letter from a musical and merry GrammaSutrian.
Dear Gramma Sutra,
Just thought I'd drop you a line to tell you about how a new song brought up some old feelings. Last month I'm spending time with my granddaughter when she puts this song on in the car, "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele. I laughed and asked my gd how old the singer was and she said 21. The voice, the melody, the backbeat took me back. I might have been a 6o something year old woman in Chicago but all of a sudden it was the sixties and I was in San Francisco, hair wild, attitude buck wild, listening to Joni, Jimi and Joan. I was standing in the pouring rain and mud at Woodstock. I was driving in the Delta with this gorgeous long haired hippie drinking southern comfort, joining CORE and discovering the blues and John Lee Hooker.
That song made me remember all the other songs, the songs of my youth which have become the songs of my life. I made my grand daughter play the song over and over and told her some of my wild stories, the more tame ones. She looked at me with new eyes and I thought "Honey, if you only knew!"
Then I went home, downloaded the album and did a little Rolling in the Deep with that long haired hippie that I've been married to for over forty years. Thank you Adele!
Love and Sex,
Mama Mimi, Chicago, IL
Whew! Mama Mimi, you've got us all hot and bothered over here at the Gramma Sutra. Thank you for your letter and for those of you who don't know Adele, check her out below.