I have always loved Carly Simon her voice so clear and melodic can fit any song. Carly is a prolific song writer who has always manged to touch me and make me feel that I am not alone in whatever trial or joy I am facing.
This song Like a River is about a daughter telling her recently dead Mum how she feels.
I have been there years ago with my Mum and more recently with a friend and three months ago with my dear sister.
Today we had a dear neighbour in for coffee, he lost his wife yesterday. He has too grown daughters both mothers and I dedicate this post to them.
Like A River Lyrics
Dear mother the struggle is over now
And your house is up for sale
We divided your railway watches
Between the four of us
I fought over the pearls
With the other girls
But it was all a metaphor
For what was wrong with us
As the room is emptying out
Your face so young comes into view
And on the back porch is a well-worn step
And a pool of light you can walk into
I’ll wait no more for you like a daughter,
That part of our life together is over
But I will wait for you, forever
Like a river…
The way had been long and treacherous and little Mae had faced many triumphs and defeats. The evil Witch who had destroyed her family and robbed her of her life was possibly still alive.
Mae had been badly wounded in the heat of an evil battle and had slipped into a deep sleep. Her trusted general Ewen had carried her away from the battle and buried her deeply beneath the snow. Where she has lain frozen for many years.
In her sleep she was reunited with her beloved Polar Bear. Polar Bear was a handsome young man , a body guard to Little Mae in a former life, before the Witch had changed him. Mae believed that he was dead and so in this their frozen time together, she delighted.
Frozen beneath the ground Little Mae slept on comforted by Polar Bear. She could see her father’s castle and her family all safe and happy. (None of which was true). All of her body was frozen except her heart which beat slowly.
The Evil witch had cast a spell upon the land which had caused it all to be frozen. No crops could grow no animal or beings could survive for long. Some say that only Little Mae could save them from the spell.
The Years passed and Ewen grew old and many of the old ones died. Little Mae and Polar Bear became a legend was she really hidden under the snow. Frozen. Would she ever wake and save the land.
Ewen knew she would, but Ewen was old and no one listened to him anymore.
If you are interested in Little Mae’s story you can read it here.
Welcome everyone to the first If we were having coffee of the New Year 2016. Although the weather has been unseasonably mild the temperature has dropped and the rain has set in and the wind has been really wild. Some parts of the country are having truly severe weather with more to come update … read here
If we were having Coffee: I would remind you that there are lots of other coffee mornings all shared and organized By Diana and Gene’O over at,Part time monster
Come on in it is nice to sit and have a chat after all the hustle and bustle of the past few days. I can still entertain you all with tea and coffee from all over the world not to mention all our cakes and muffins and as Paul calls them sweets! Every single one is calorie free! Plus of course we now have spirits and liquors to warm the coldest of you.
If we were having coffee: I would say come on lets sit down and have a quiet cuppa , a piece of cake and be grateful that Christmas, New Year and all that entails is finally all behind us. I am very lucky in that with all the argy bargy that goes with family and friends at New Year and Christmas I do have them. Although at times I wish things would be more peaceful I should be counting my blessings that I have them to drive me mad, a safe warm home and food and drink! Talking of which what can I get you.
There are many out there who dread this time of the year. They may have been bereaved at this time of the year, homeless, abused or just have so many money worries that all the month of December brings is fear and depression. Sadly a high number of suicides are noted at this time of year.
I have to tell you about Geoff Lepard who gives the great gift of himself to the charity Christmas at Crisis you can read about it here. It is a very worthy charity and it is not only there for Christmas but is working to help the homeless all year round. Hubby and I have donated to this charity instead of buying each other presents on occasion.
If we were having coffee: Tuesday after Christmas wehad guests all day which was lovely as they were all surprise guests so I did not need to get stressed out! Wednesday we had a lovely surprise, the Newbie’s dad ( our youngest son) rang us early in the morning to tell us he was taking the Newbie to a Soft Play Barn near us and would we like to join them… we did not need asking twice and we had a lovely time. On our return the hubby was out to lunch with a friend until 2pm then we were off to friends for drinks and nibbles! So we had two extremely social days!!
If we were having coffee: I would ask you did you celebrate New Year. We did we went out to friends and had a lovely time , what did you do?
If we were having Coffee: I would tell you that I am now, like many of you three days into Just Jot January and so far managing to keep up. Now it is never too late to join in the rules and the prompts are here . A big thanks to LindaGHill for organizing these yearly events.
If we were having Coffee: I would have to say we are all sill waiting patiently for our dear Paul Curran to rejoin us here at the coffee share but until he is well enough and up and running again we shall have to bide our time!
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