I wrote this on the 30th anniversary of She’s So Unusual ❤️
I was sitting here listening to my pre release digital copy of she's so unusual 30th anniversary album and floods of memories came rushing back. It's so amazing that this album has really been the soundtrack to my life. I bought this album when it first came out in 1984 when I was 12. I used to make up dance routines to many of the songs and make my parents watch them. It has always been close to my pile of well played vinyl, cassette tapes, CDs or digital copy in the car or at home. I've grown up, graduated high school, gone to college and graduated, met my now husband online, moved to florida, gotten married, had three amazing children, adopted a plant based lifestyle, and seen Cyndi in concert 10 times since this album was released. One thing remains the same, Cyndi Laupers' music and this album are still a constant part of my life. Her music has been with me through the best times when I knew that I alone could conquer the world and the worst times when I felt as if my world would not go on another second. Her lyrics push me, motivate me, inspire me, and make me feel. Her voice gives me chills and makes me feel as if she is standing next to me holding my hand, telling me I can go on. She has been where I have been, she has felt what I have felt. She knows that sometimes you just need a shoulder to cry on, someone to tell you that YOU are amazing. I have listened to her tell her long winded stories at her concerts that a lot of people don't get and just think she's rambling. These are the times that I truly "get" her. She is a human being that is compassionate, loving, full of life and emotion. It's ok to feel. It's ok to hurt. It's ok to be who you are. In fact it's necessity. Cyndi has taught me that no matter where you were born, what color you are, who you love, and what your path is in life, that it matters! Shine people! Thank you Cyndi for sharing YOU with us for the past 30+ years. You are a legend!