3.05.2011

March 5, 2011

White Dog was sitting in her driving throne. We were all headed for home after dropping Michael off to volunteer at the Ranch and enjoying a mid-day hike in the scrub. Suddenly, WD recognized the song on the radio and turned to me. "That's the song you sing to me all of the time!" she said. Steve and I sang along to the rest of the tune and then it was my turn to gasp in amazement as the announcer pointed out that "this is the 40th, yes FORTIETH! anniversary of the release of Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel's greatest work ever."

Really? 40 years? I thought about the song and its perfect message and soaring melody and about how many different times in my life that song has been incredibly meaningful. White Dog leaned her head against my arm as Steve and I discussed what a perfect hymn to real friendship...and love...this song really is.

White Dog looked from Steve to me and then back at TOWD and AWD and sighed. "Don't be sad, mi corazon," I said. "It is a beautiful song." She snuggled back against me and whispered, "I was just wishing that every one could have a friend like the one in the song, sometimes it seems like people are so lonely."

9 comments:

Sagira said...

Sounds like that was a great thing for you guys to share. I always cry when I hear that song.

Teddy Bear said...

What a beautiful song! We love it too.

Love,
Teddy Bear

nancyturtle said...

There is a film about it playing at one of the independent theaters in Santa Fe. I agree that it has a great message.
I will be in ABQ on the 15th in the early evening and wondered if that might be a good time to meet. Send an email to nancyturtle at gmail.com

Ginger Jasper said...

A very beautiful song indeed and mum remembers it well. Hugs GJ x

Remington said...

Beth said that is one of her favorite songs.... She us a big Simon and Garfunkle fan....thanks for posting it -- she loved hearing it again....

rottrover said...

Well, you made moms eyes leak...

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

The Momster loves that song too, and funny thing, she was just thinking about it last week when she was a bit down. It really is a very beautiful song. We can just picture you all driving down the road singing along.

Happy Sunday.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Brian said...

That song makes me smile too! Y'all are very special!!!

Kari in WeHo said...

Great song

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com