This song for me is about wanting to do things differently. Wanting to have lived more. To have taken more moments of my life and to have them burned into my heart and my thoughts so that they could be clear and crisp for remembering. I hear it and I feel the tears, and the emotions they carry, at the back of my eyes and sitting in my throat. I have regrets, but even more than the feeling of regrets I have the realization that all the different stages of a life hold with them unique and special moments that do not move on with you. You know, those details that only childhood can bring, or college, or a first part-time job, a first kiss, a road trip with a friend, meeting the one, all those special steps with the one, you get it. I mean sure we have those memories (at least the ones we can recall) but I know those once-in-a-lifetime little moments and laughs and loves do not repeat themselves. This makes me sad. To think of those years and moments gone, except for what my mind strings together into a memory, is just sad.
from HEREAt the same time, I hear this song and think to myself what a wonderful thing to have the realization to take a breath in those moments and try as I might to store them away accurately for later. I think about all the amazing and once-in-a-lifetime moments that are yet to come, ones that I have not even been able to fathom and create in my imagination. That I have, at every turn, the opportunity for something new and brilliant and worthwhile to happen to me or for me to make happen! I have that, right ahead of me! How thrilling! So I am also happy and excited and filled with hope!
I want to be "new like spring!"
Maria Taylor HERE!
Okay and how fantastic is this video! I mean take away hitting the guy with water balloons and bashing in mailboxes and you have one magical day! The ladies out in party dresses (I would love to run around all day in party dresses, jumping in pools), the sun, the pool, carefree, magic!