Monday, May 31, 2010

It doesn't seem like MONDAY

Childe Hassam's

We have a steady rain now on this
Memorial Day. It looks a bit like this
painting. Drippy.

Today seems like an extra day.
An extra weekend day.
A gift of time to have a cookout
or family and friends in or be
out on a lake or to go away. I
went up to Boone on Saturday
so I am very thankful for another
extra day that is not really a weekday!
None of the things I listed are what
we are doing! But many have their
plans changed with the rain. Me.
I love rainy days to puddle around

If you dropped in , you would find
Oreo ( our kitten) asleep ON the kitchen
table and some of us humming Wicked
songs. The some of us are only two of
us! Emma and myself. Defying Gravity!
We belt it out just like we are on Broadway!

We say goodbye this week to dear friends.
They will be back to move when the house
sells. We will see them again as they move
to the next state West of here. But it is not
the same. So Emma and I tear up with the
last song from Wicked: For Good.
I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you...
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good

It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend...

Because I knew you

I have been changed for good

Such great words.
Such good lyrics.
Such a great tune to celebrate
friendship! I am thankful for
my friends in the same way.

holy experience

1 comment:

walking said...

I was praising God for the rain. It was so lovely and long in coming. We really needed it and I know the farmers here are thankful it came.