We parted with enmity
And now he is gone,
Left without a kiss,
And sailed off at dawn.
I shall write him a letter,
Include a photograph too,
And stuff them in a bottle,
Toss them in waves of blue.
As he sails round the globe,
My love note behind him,
Fate may have to intervene,
For this message to find him.
Fandango has posed another one of his provocative questions:
“When was the last time you did something for the very first time? What was it that you did?”
In June of 2018, I became a grandma for the very first time… and so far it’s the last time I’ve grandma’d, but it’s only been 7 months. ❤️
Now, technically I didn’t do anything but wait, but that’s something. Plus I nagged a lot, partially planned the baby shower, and generally made a nuisance of myself. 😂
For the record, I enjoy being a grandma and would be happy to grandma again, in the near or far future, whenever the opp presents itself. 👍🏻
Day 26: a song that makes me want to fall in love. Hmm. Lately everything seems to have the opposite effect on me, as falling in love brings nothing but disaster, so I will have to carefully peruse ye olde playlist. Okay, found one! But only exactly like this video with sparkling glittery scenes of bliss on heavenly rosepetaled beds. And swans. Gotta have swans.
Day 27: a song that breaks my heart. Now we’re talking! Actually this is harder ~ what song doesn’t break my heart? I can find the sads in anything. This one always gets me teary…
This year is almost done and dusted, and I must say it was a big improvement over 2017. My heart finished healing from past emotional injuries and I was able to get back into writing in a major way again. I kicked NaNoWriMo butt and wrote 50K words on my novel in November. My latest poetry collection is almost ready to roll out. And best of all, I experienced the absolute joy of meeting my first grandbaby!
From Patricia’s Place
Day 25: RIP. So many singers have passed who have songs I love. John Lennon. Tom Petty. David Bowie. Freddie Mercury. Johnny Cash. Today I think I’ll celebrate one from Leonard Cohen. Hope you enjoy.
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Tagged death, love
Day 18: a song from 1961. I’m going with the fun, upbeat “Calendar Girl” written and sung by Neil Sedaka.
I want you guys to understand how many “Calendar Girl” videos I started and rejected in order to find this most perfect one for you. Nothing, I repeat ~ nothing ~ is too much trouble for my peeps. Now, you have to click on it and watch, right?
Day 19: a song that makes me think about life. This would be another song written by Neil Sedaka (and Phil Cody) called “Solitaire.” I used to think it applied to one or more men I’ve known, but maybe it applies to me now. I’ve posted before that I prefer versions other than the Carpenters, and I haven’t changed my mind. Here’s my favorite version, sung by Sheryl Crow.