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Two wonderful songs. But I still can’t listen to either one of them.

“Bablylon,” by David Gray. It’s a great tune. I even once cut a wedding video to it as a music video kind of thing. It came on the radio a couple of days ago, and I had to turn it off.

It was the last song Maureen ever heard. I had set up her iPod with some speakers in the hospice, and created a playlist of some of her favorite tunes. We’d gone to see David Gray years earlier at DAR, and she’d loved the show.

The other is “Keep Me in Your Heart,” by Warren Zevon. It’s poignant enough, if you know the story behind Zevon’s recording. Doubly so when the talented guitarist played it and sang it at Maureen’s memorial service.

“If I leave you it doesn’t mean I love you any less
Keep me in your heart for a while”

Hard not to get a little misty-eyed at that one.

This is why I’m walking 39 miles in May.

This is why I need you to hit the “donate” button on my Avon fundraiser page.

No more songs that widowers can’t hear, OK? No more.