Friday, August 13, 2021

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 13

Today's happiness -- Aretha's green checked jacket. Aretha Now was my first Aretha Franklin album. I had it on vinyl. "Think" and "You Send Me" were my two favorite cuts. I spent a great deal of time in my girlhood bedroom, laying on my tummy, listening to the LP and looking at the album cover.

Anyway, today I went to see Respect, the Aretha biopic starring Jennifer Hudson. In a scene in a recording studio, Aretha/Jennifer wore the green checked jacket! I felt a jolt of recognition and happiness. It was like seeing an old friend.

Each day in August you are to post about something that makes *you* happy. Pretty simple. And, it doesn't even have to be every day if you don't want it to be. It's a great way to remind ourselves that there are positive things going on in our lives, our communities, and the world.