SONG FOR MY BOOK

DAY 18  If there were one song that captured the meaning, spirit, message, energy, and or substance of your book, what would it be? How can you use that song or piece of music to market your book or enhance your readers’ experience with your book?

My book is Adoption: More Than By Chance. This is a collection of adoption stories that all feature synchronicities.

The song that comes to mind illustrates déjà vu, a French phrase that literally means “already seen” and is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced, has already been experienced in the past, whether it has actually happened or not.

The song  is an old one I remember from the romantic movie era of the 40s. Written by Rogers and Hart for the 1937 musical Babes in Arms, it was recorded by Peggy Lee on Christmas Eve, 1941. It’s considered a standard.

It seems we stood and talked like this before

We looked at each other in the same way then

But I can’t remember where or when.

The clothes you are wearing are the clothes you wore.

The smile you are smiling you were smiling then,

But I can’t remember where or when.

Some things that happen for the first time,

Seem to be happening again.

And so it seems that we have met before

And laughed before and loved before,

But who knows where or when.

Enjoy listening to Diana Krall singing Where Or When, recorded in 2008. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGszsPhkrdo Diana Krall.

If I were doing a presentation about the book or a book signing, I could see playing an instrumental version (perhaps the Benny Goodman lead-in to the Peggy Lee version) as a prelude to the speech. I would have a large brandy snifter with a big floating gardenia on the table (an image evoking memories, from a Lena Horne version of Where or When).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbnA78ravpY

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