Monday, December 17, 2007

Dan Fogelberg -- Rest Easy

This song always makes me cry. I remember my father -- leader of the band. The band of Ashworth -- chugging down the highway, raucous and roughshod in a V-Dub Bus, or waving from the back of a pickup truck or Model A. We were the rag-tag band and he was the leader.

And I miss him more than I can ever express. Especially this time of year, when memories flood back with every whiff of pine, fruitcake, and eggnog.

I only wish nothing had been left unsaid when he passed away. So much, too much was left unsaid. But I hope, I hope, hope, hope... that my dad knows we think of him every day. With love.

Here... take a moment... please listen to this:

1 comment:

Zara Penney said...

It just occurred to me that there is a continual longing for childhood, safety and the cocoon of family gives.
And there are threads that bind us to the memory of those times. The smell of something, a song, a little piece of deja vu.
But then those of us who are lucky enough to have those longings have I guess a precious gem to wear inside our heads.