Memorial Day 2012


Hello, Friends.

Memorial Day weekend is here again.  The television is full of furniture sales, mattress sales and families enjoy the sunshine free of bugs thanks to repellants.

You don’t see many commercials about those who died – giving their lives for our freedom.  Contrary to popular belief – Memorial Day salutes only those who made the ultimate sacrifice.  Those who died in service to this Nation.

To that end – today I want to remember someone very special.  I want her to know that I am thinking of her today, that I keep her family in my prayers.  I guess that when you loose a hero and a friend in this shitty thing we call war – Memorial Day is never the same.

Fire and Rain – James Taylor (I can never hear this song without thinking of you, M.)

Just yesterday morning they let me know you were gone
Susanne the plans they made put an end to you
I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song
I just can’t remember who to send it to

I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain
I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I’d see you again

Won’t you look down upon me, Jesus
You’ve got to help me make a stand
You’ve just got to see me through another day
My body’s aching and my time is at hand
And I won’t make it any other way

Oh, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain
I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I’d see you again

Been walking my mind to an easy time my back turned towards the sun
Lord knows when the cold wind blows it’ll turn your head around
Well, there’s hours of time on the telephone line to talk about things
to come
Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground

Oh, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain
I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I’d see you, baby, one more time again, now
Thought I’d see you one more time again
There’s just a few things coming my way this time around, now
Thought I’d see you, thought I’d see you fire and rain, now

Dedicated to all of those who are gone – but will never, ever be forgotten.

Peace,

Joan

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