Sunday Morning Song of the Moment

I may have picked this song before. In fact, I think I did use it on one of the weeks where I couldn't select just one - and I added it in a list of many that week.

But there can be no substitute for actually listening to the song.

I want to send this out to two lovely women.
There was a time when I desperately longed for lovely, strong, fun, intelligent women in my life.
I lived in envy of other women who had a group of "girls".
And I have recently accumulated some amazing, amazing women friends.
I am ever so grateful for them.

I dedicate this to the lovely Mrs. S. Whom I adore.
She is a dear, dear woman.
She is a teacher of young men in a catholic high school in our small state.
She is a devoted, amazing mother.
She jokes about how she has a degree in French.
And when we get that huge influx of French come in to our country, she will be in high demand. (I'm sure she is in high demand, anyway.)
She offers her home, her table, her meals, and her affection to my little family whenever we visit.

I also dedicate this to Jess (not to myself, Jess. But to the other Jess - and she knows who she is).
Jess who heard this song playing in our house one night and was moved by the music enough to ask who it was.
Jess who is embarking on a new adventure and who I know will do well.
The adventure will not take her to Paris.
But it is an adventure nonetheless.
She is scared and excited.
And I am so proud of her for taking such a leap.
She is courageous, fun, and smart, smart, smart.
I'm so glad to have met you and look forward to spending more time getting to know you even more.

So, J'ai Deux Amors by Madeleine Peyroux is sent out to these fine women.
I am thinking of you both this morning.
Won't you all join me for a stroll through Paris with these two lovely women?
We'll lock arms as we walk, we'll throw our heads back and laugh, we'll long - maybe just a little for the moment to never end, we'll lift each other up, we'll relish in the light that we each radiate.
You won't be disappointed.

4 ripples in the pond:

flutter said...

What an incredibly thoughtful song dedication and you? You are a lovely friend

Aliki2006 said...

You ARE very thoughtful--and incredible through and through. I love the song...

Magpie said...

I love Peyroux. Lovely dedication.

Anonymous said...

I can't tell you how this dedication touched me. It is truly lovely, the words, the song, the images of Paris . . . Thank you very much for thinking of me and sharing.

Mrs. S