Monday, January 25, 2010
Love is watching someone die...
So my Lyrics of the Day for today are about a bittersweet memory I had while I was listening to DCFC after I dropped off my recycling. I remembered the moment almost two years ago now when I lost Stevedave. I was holding him in my arms as he took his last breath. I was thankful he was with me and G-mom his two favorite people on the planet, but grief stricken I had lost him in just under two weeks. So Let those you love, human or not, know just how much you love them.
Stevedave taught me everything I know about compassion, strength, and unconditional love.
Death Cab For Cutie-"What Sarah Said"
And it came to me then that every plan is a tiny prayer to father time
As I stared at my shoes in the ICU that reeked of piss and 409
And I rationed my breaths as I said to myself that I'd already taken too much today
As each descending peak on the LCD took you a little farther away from me
Away from me
Amongst the vending machines and year-old magazines in a place where we only say goodbye
It stung like a violent wind that our memories depend on a faulty camera in our minds
But I knew that you were a truth I would rather lose than to have never lain beside at all
And I looked around at all the eyes on the ground as the TV entertained itself
'Cause there's no comfort in the waiting room
Just nervous pacers bracing for bad news
And then the nurse comes round and everyone will lift their heads
But I'm thinking of what Sarah said that "Love is watching someone die"
So who's going to watch you die?...