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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Song for Friday...far away

Do you dream?
I remember my dreams most every night.
Some I wish not to but there are those that I wish would never end.
When I lost my sister, I dreamt of her every night for about 2 months.
In my dreams she was gone, but I could still speak with her and see her.
Some dreams were comical like the first night of the day she died.
I dreamed that I couldn't find anything to wear to her funeral and she was there 
offering to help me, going through her closet with me.
The funny thing was that none of her clothes fit because she 
had lost weight and for once in our lives I weighed more than her.
She would have loved that dream because she struggled with weight issues
and always thought I was 'too skinny'.
Dreams of her still come to me, though not as often,
but I feel her visits in my half awakeness in the early hours.
Last night I dreamed of her and this song played in my mind all day.
It was one that I put on a collection for her celebration of life
and was one of her favorites.
I particularly like this version.
have a great weekend all...give your siblings a call or a hug.


JeannetteLS said...

My sister and brother are both gone. I am all that is left of the family I grew up in. I long to dream of my sister, but I don't. No idea why.

But she lives in me, as does Jack. I hear the echoes of our laughter at Christmas, in New Hampshire. I can summon it.

Beautiful post. Beautiful song. Here, on the east coast of the USA, I am about to go to sleep. Perhaps tonight...

Suz said...

This was quite beautiful
I used to dream of my brother
but not for a long time..still dream of my father..and I enjoy the visits...
I guess it is remnants of grief work unfinished
and I know this about myself...but it isn't a bad thing..just is
Have a good night tonight

Cobalt Violet said...

So moved by your words and the beautiful song.

Who is the artist? I need to download it. Such beauty and simplicity ... I want to keep listening.

Thank you.

Cobalt Violet said...

oh I see Eva Cassidy!