Saturday, February 11, 2012

In My Life

I find Jester Queen's writing to be fascinating and engaging so I visit her blog often. When I recently read that she and her friend Bella were doing this thingy related to music, I knew I'd be all in. This prompt was actually a no brainer for me (choose a love song and explain it's significance in your life). Maybe that’s why I chose to do it on a Saturday.

Music is a huge part of my everyday life…my very being. There is, most definitely, a song that has always been significant to me. I can’t really remember exactly when it became so meaningful but no later than high school, for sure.

 (Click on the title above if you'd like to hear it)
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

There are places I remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends, I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more

When I listen to this song on my iPod, it never fails to cause reflection or a momentary pause, at the very least, in whatever I’m doing or thinking. To me, this song signifies tremendous personal growth and a greater appreciation for the important people in my life… a timeline of sorts, from where I came to where I am now.

There are five people who have shaped my life as I stand here today, parents aside. They come to mind each and every time I hear “In My Life”. It’s why I always play it twice in a row to give proper contemplation to each...

A person who is not “in my life” but knows there’s a special, locked place in my heart for him.

My best friend who I could never imagine my life without and will, hopefully, never experience that feeling.

My lover of 23 years.

My two children who mean absolutely the world to me.

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” Winnie the Pooh to Piglet

**Now if I got to choose three more I would pick "You're In My Heart" by Rod Stewart, "The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand and "Follow You, Follow Me" by Genesis!


6 comments:

  1. Oh this is so lovely. I'm listening to the song now. I simply adore the Beatles, and I've enjoyed exposing my daughter to more and more of their music. She's got a subtle ear, and she gets into songs I would have never understood at her age. So whenever I hear a Beatles tune, I think of my daughter and my mother.

    Thank you SO much for linking up with us! And thanks for saying such nice things about my blog, too!

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    1. This was really fun. I forgot to add that the prompt was for a love song so I've added that.

      At almost any point in my life, there's been a song that captures the moment. My parents always listened to a lot of music while I was growing up so I began to appreciate their taste in music very early on. They "turned me on" to the Mama's and the Papa's, Petula Clark, all of Motown, the Moody Blues, Tijuana Brass, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond and the list goes on and on.

      I love that your daughter is becoming a lover of fine music (the Beatles) and that they make you think of her and your mom.

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  2. What great singalong tunes and the lyrics are very fun and meaningful!

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    1. I love this song. It's funny how different songs remind you of different moments.

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  3. I just wanted you to know, I have given you an Award and it’s waiting to be picked up over at my blog- congrats!

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    1. Awwwww! Thanks Jen. I'll be right over!

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