Tribute to Stevie Wonderland

When was the last time you listened to some Stevie Wonder?  There are times and spaces in my life where I forget to turn off the “noise” and listen to the music of my mind.  Stevie Wonder has always been a wellspring of solice, encouragement, and love for me.  I understand that I am obviously not alone in the appreciation of Stevie Wonder and his genius.  Neo-Soul queen India Arie wrote and performed a song in Stevie’s honor entitiled “wonderful.”

The verses of the song are composed of her favorite Stevie Wonder songs (how creative!)

You are the sunshine of my life;  another Shakespeare of your time
You’re like a ribbon in the sky; you are a poet’s endless rhyme
You take me to a higher ground;  then you knock me off my feet
Lately I been thinking ’bout you, ’cause you been creeping in my dreams

You inspire me, the way you make me feel inside is amazing
Your honesty, your artistry is engaging
You are everything I hope to be

You have touched my soul,  I want you to know,  you are my hero
You got so much soul, to put it plain and simple… you are wonderful

I am the woman in red, I am girl blue, I am the black boy,  I am a golden lady too
You bring the music of your mind,  to elevate human kind
That’s why I share my emotions with inner visions I explode

You inspire me;  the way you make me feel inside is amazing
Your honesty,  your artistry is engaging
You are everything I want to be

You have touched my soul,  I want you to know,  you are my hero
You got so much soul, to put it plain and simple… you are wonderful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv1m1In17LE – Watch India perform her tribute!

Stevie, You are wonderful!  Thank you for giving us the “Village Ghetto Land”, and “Sir Duke”, and “Can’t Imagine Love without You!”

What are some of your favorite Stevie Wonder Jams?

Peace, Blessings, and Soul,

T2

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