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Thursday Inspiration 66 — Leaves of Joy

Suitcase full of flowers
Image credited to Happy Color.

When I watched the Ginger Baker documentary, “Beware Mr. Baker,” I learned that after Cream disbanded, Eric Clapton and Ginger went to join Steve Winwood and Rick Grech to form the group Blind Faith. Blind Faith’s self-titled album was their only one, released in 1969.

As I looked outside today, the sun was shining through the leaves of the pear tree to make leaves of joy. One of the songs on the Blind Faith album is called, “Sea of Joy.” There is something about the way Steve Winwood sings on it that brings a similar joy to what I felt looking at the sun and the leaves today.


Paula Light is the host of Thursday Inspiration.  Paula says:
This week’s theme is leave and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “If You Leave Me Now,” a 1976 song from Chicago.

If you leave me now you’ll take away the biggest part of me
No baby please don’t go
And if you leave me now you’ll take away the very heart of me
No baby please don’t go, no I just want you to stay

23 thoughts on “Thursday Inspiration 66 — Leaves of Joy

  1. I love photo of the leaves 😍 . The song is a great choice 👍 . Have a happy blogging . Hope I’ll get your support for my blogs . Dear friend expect you’ll support me ☺️☺️☺️☺️

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  2. I tried to figure out the meaning of this song, but all I came up with is a guy on a boat waiting to set sail so he can be on the sea of joy. Several people say this is about shooting heroine and others say it is about slave traders, but I guess that only Steve Winwood knows for sure.

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    1. Yes it is! Eric Clapton and whatever crew he’s on have made a lot of really good music. The man is a living legend and here among other musical legends! He’s played on at least one Doyle Bramhall II album, which to me says he’s promoting Doyle as an excellent guitarist — and he is! I’m one of his biggest fans.

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  3. Nice picture of the suitcase full of flowers! Funny you wrote about this album and two days later, someone else pick it as their Album Pick for the 100 albums! Winwood and Clapton are always going to be a winning combination.

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