something out in the garden

“fading away” James Taylor

How many things have good songs gotten me through?

It would be hard to count.

I don’t listen to….no, what am I saying? I was going to say that I don’t listen to as much music as I used to, but I listen to music all day in my Jeep, driving the mail around. I listen to a b-load of music. I’m all about the music….still.

I’m all about the music….and the music is still helping me from time to time.

I love music.

I was looking for a different James Taylor song….and came upon this one again….with the line, “something out in the garden I want to show you”….

Now, the line is fraught with import.

Apparently, James may be encouraging a locale that would prove to be the starting point for a romantic moment.

Hooray, James!

We have little kids in tow, now….and have to either stay in the house when they’re asleep….or occupy our tagalongs when they’re with us….so the thought of a romantic garden excursion is not on our radar, really.

Stolen moments are rare at our house.

But….what a great line.

Something out in the garden.

We have a garden.

I should try that out if I get a chance.

I saw this on Facebook and liked it a lot……fitting to find after a birthday. I’ll share and then go away…..(pay attention).

I am almost a hundred years old; waiting for the end, and thinking about the beginning.
There are things I need to tell you, but would you listen if I told you how quickly time passes?
I know you are unable to imagine this.
Nevertheless, I can tell you that you will awake someday to find that your life has rushed by at a speed at once impossible and cruel. The most intense moments will seem to have occurred only yesterday and nothing will have erased the pain and pleasure, the impossible intensity of love and its dog-leaping happiness, the bleak blackness of passions unrequited, or unexpressed, or unresolved.
You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories…

Photography: Ania Powalowska

(Meg Rosoff/Garrison Keillor`s quotes)

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About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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