May Tori’s memory live on with us through the music she loved to sing.
In preparation to formally celebrate the life of my dear college friend Victoria Martin, I thought it only fitting to share a piece of the soundtrack of her life. For those of us who were blessed to bear witness to her vocal gymnastics, it was such a treat to hear Tori express herself musically. She loved R&B, jazz, the Blues and standards, but we know there was nothing standard about our little songbird.
While studying at The University of Virginia she was a member of the all-female a cappella group, The Virginia Belles. Some of the following songs she performed with the Belles, and all of the others are tunes that will always remind me of her light, radiance and spirit for life. I hope you enjoy the selections. I know you will enjoy them even more if you close your eyes and envision Tori’s rendition of each one.
I realized this morning that today should have been the first day after the completion of my 365Project – my digital diary of taking a daily photo for a year. On March 17th I posted my last photo and blog entry because life is what happens when you make plans.
I was dedicated to my photo project. I had every intention of seeing it through. I had done a 365Project before and knew I could do it again. But once again, life is what happens when you make plans.
I cannot say that I will blog anymore after this post. I now have a time-consuming day job that requires me to write all day long, and the last thing I think about when I log out at 5:30pm is typing another sentence. But for my own satisfaction of seeing things through I felt compelled to put together a slide show of photos that I captured during my days between mid March until now. So, let the show begin…
Watching The Cosby Show reruns this morning and I remembered I had taken a photo of the Huxtable home. Some call it 10 Leroy Street and others call it 10 Saint Luke’s Place. Either way it’s the location of the famous brownstone. While The Cosby Show was set in Flatbush, Brooklyn and filmed live in Brooklyn, the actual building used for the exterior shots is located in Greenwich Village. St. Luke’s Place consists of a one-block section of Leroy Street in Greenwich Village that runs between Hudson Street and 7th Ave.
*Oh snap! A photo a day for 365 days. My 365Project – A daily digital diary.*