Ever have the lyrics to a song stuck in head and
it doesn’t go away? After the last post I had two
lines of a 40 year old song that just kept repeating
in my head.
It was a country song about a loveless marriage
but the two lines that stayed with me were
“there’s nothing cold as ashes
after the fire is gone”.
And it started the thought process that although
Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn didn’t know it when
they recorded the hit in 1971, those two lines
were eerily appropriate to the aftermath of the
September 11th attacks.
Just had a feeling that the ashes were cold before
the fires were put out. People saw their lives fall
apart in those towers, in the Pentagon and in that
field. People lost their soul-mates, parents,friends
These people would never again see their loved
ones, friends and mentors, nor would their finances
be as secure. Families were left to heal the
wounds of loss and as a nation we were shocked.
A loveless marriage would be one thing, but to see
a normal day turn into a nightmare from hell for so
many would be, and is, on another level of pain
A wordsmith could relate the feeling a lot better
but we think you get the gist of it. And if you
don’t remember the song here’s the video.
Comments are always welcome.