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Looking for the Answer in a Song

Sometimes you find it.

Suzanne V. Tanner
2 min readAug 21, 2022


written by: Suzanne V. Tanner and Amy Marley

Photo by C D-X on Unsplash

The writer’s age-old dilemma. How much of myself do I let out on the page? Being true to one’s audience and “telling it like it is” has so much appeal to the heart and the soul.

But how much does one disclose, and at what price?

Does one keep up the ol’ guard (a bit or a lot) because one never knows if it will come back and do “the bite the bum” thang?

The amazing Rosalind Pagan did a beautiful job addressing this issue in her most recent FROM LEMON guest writer post.

Amy Marley and I would love, love, love it, dear readers, if you would read Rosie’s post and share your thoughts and ideas in her comment section.

That’s what friends are for, sharing perspectives based on lives lived and lessons learned. While no one size fits all, a bunch of ideas certainly help pave the way.

At the end of the day, it’s a personal decision. The solution will sing to the individual asking the question.

Speaking of singing. Sometimes as one mentally debates this and that, a song flashes through the mind. Aaron Neville hooked listeners on this particular ballad a while ago now. Below (see YouTube link) he performed it with the rest of The Neville Brothers, Bonnie Raitt and Gregg Allman. It might be just the ticket to enter our current debate. What do you think Rosalind Pagan?

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