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Beauty In Blue


Beautiful Cornflowers Blooming In The Morning Sun.

I first heard “Cornflower Blue” as the opening song on Kate Wolf’s 1983 double album “Give Yourself to Love.” As I listened to the album many times over, “Cornflower Blue” grew on me (no pun intended). I began to appreciate the exquisite beauty in the lyrics and in Kate’s lovely singing voice.

Oftentimes, songs like this one will find their way into my heart and I feel compelled to play them myself. With this song, I had my doubts. The chances were good that I might not pull it off. Learning how to play “Cornflower Blue” like Kate does was like learning how to walk again. The style is completely counterintuitive to what I’m used to, but I’m glad I made the effort. I hope my cover of the song conveys some of the mystery and beauty of the original.

By David Gittlin

I’ve written three feature length screenplays, produced two short films, and published three novels. Before quitting my day job, I spent more than thirty years as a marketing director building expertise in advertising, copy writing, corporate communications, collateral sales materials, website content/design and online marketing.

For more information about my novels, please visit www.davidgittlin.com

3 replies on “Beauty In Blue”

Such a wonderful post, David! ❤ I enjoyed your song so much. It brought back childhood memories of being teased by my cousins when I was about seven years old for bringing a bouquet of "weeds" to our great grandmother! I have since learned that the "weed" was chickory, sometimes called "cornflower." Have a great day!

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Thank you so much, Susan. Interesting about your childhood memory and how it relates. I’m working on a supplementary video to illustrate the theme more fully. I’ll revise the post with the new video in a day or so. Thanks for stopping by.

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