10/18/2008

For Laura

Sorry we haven't been able to connect lately. I really hate that I haven't been available to hear all about the trials, tribulations and excitement of your new life.

Along the same line of thought, I heard this song a couple of days ago...one that I haven't heard in at least a decade, but one I occasionally hummed in my head before I met you. I always thought it was such a beautiful letter so someone, so heartfelt in its intent. It was a song that I always thought should have been attached to a person, or at least a time, in my life. That was never the case.

When I heard it the other day, I immediately thought of you. I had finally found the connection to this song that would catapult it from Hallmark Greeting Card to heartfelt outpouring of gratitude. I've been pulling up the video to hear the song and am surprised to realize that there's not one word of this I would change to more appropriately express how much I think of you.

So think of this as an e-card of sorts. I suspect you're a bit ass-over-teakettle right now, as we all are after a major move. And so I hope this will be a jolt of comfort and love as you traverse your new world. I hope that whether you need it (or just for a smile), this song might pop into your head, and you'll know that there's someone who really thinks the world of you...not just your best side, not even the side you choose to show to the world, but someone who loves you on your good days and bad, and can never say "Thank You" enough.

(I especially like the Depression-Era circus sideshow element to the video. It seems all too appropriate, in ways that we'll share a jaded chuckle about sometime soon...)



(lyrics follow)

You've been so kind and generous, I don't know how you keep on giving
For your kindness I'm in debt to you
For your selflessness, my admiration
For everything you've done, you know I'm bound, I'm bound to
thank you for it....

You've been so kind and generous, I don't know how you keep on giving
For your kindness I'm in debt to you
And I never could have come this far without you
For everything you've done, you know I'm bound, I'm bound to
thank you for it....

Oh, I want to thank you for so many gifts you gave with love and tenderness,
I wanna thank you
I want to thank you for your generosity, the love and the honesty that you gave me
I want to thank you, show my gratitude, my love and my respect for you,
I wanna thank you

Oh I want to thank you, thank you, thank you,
thank you, thank you, thank you...

3 comments:

Kate said...

Isn't that a wonderful song? I'm sure your friend appreciates it.

NotAnOptimist said...

Hello Aspeth! That is a pretty great song; I've heard it before but never really paid too much attention to the lyrics, which are quite powerful in their simplicity. I am also fortunate enough to have such a friend, and although I'm not the song-giving type, I might have to make an exception this time.

BelowTheCrowd said...

Always love her voice and that song.

Good to see you occasionally having something to say.

We miss you in the old place, where the antics continue at a somewhat slower pace...

-btc