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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Last Night I Had A Wonderful Dream

Last night I had a dream about my parents. My father passed away in 1985, and my mother in 1992. In my dream they were with me, participating in my normal day to day activities, in the here and now. I realized that this should not be, but yet believed that no matter what they were real and here in this place and time. My mother was holding one of my grandchildren even though my first grandchild was born seven years after my mother's passing. Although, I felt that it was impossible, it still seemed so real, and I was so content, and happy.
My parents, and brother Buddy
My dream suddenly switched to a scene where I was walking into our former store/luncheonette that stood on the corner of Third and Central Avenues in Alpha, NJ. Realizing that it had been torn down in 1966, and I could not be in there, it seemed so right to be there. I was helping my dad who rarely waited on customers in the past. We were waiting on a Priest, a Nun, and a man in a business suit. The Nun was short on money so I ran a tab for her, and the business man was in a hurry. I felt so alive and happy to be helping my dad.

When I started to come out of my dream, I was realizing that my parents and the store were only part of my past. When I woke up my chest was actually hurting, as in a stressful situation. I also felt let down.

My granddaughter who is ten and I had a discussion about this dream. We decided that it would be so wonderful to have one wish come true. We both would like to spend one Christmas Day with all of my family members who have passed away, joining all those who have since been born to celebrate Christ's Birthday together. We would forfeit any material gifts for that day.

In conclusion, we each are a truly wonderful gift to give each other, when spending time together in the here and now.

Surprise, Surprise, a John Denver song comes to mind...The Gift You Are This song appears on four albums, and was first released on The Flower That Shattered The Stone Album, and has also been released on the Stonehaven Sunrise, The Gift You Are and The John Denver Collection - Annie’s Song Albums.



The Gift You Are


The gift you are
like the very first breath of spring
The gift you are
all the joy that love can bring
The gift you are
all of our dreams come true
The gift you are
the gift of you


You are the promise of all the ages
You are the Prodigal Son
You are the vision of prophets and sages
You are the only one


Dream of a bright tomorrow
Know that your dream will come true
Carry your dream in a sparkling crystal jar
Then you will know the kind of gift you are


The gift you are
like the very first breath of spring
The gift you are
all the joy that love can bring
The gift you are
all of our dreams come true
The gift you are
the gift of you


The gift you are
like the very first breath of springtime
The gift you are
all the joy that love can bring
The gift you are
all of our dreams come true - yes they do
The gift you are
the gift of you
The gift you are
the gift of you


For a real treat click on this link to see John sing this lovely song: Gift


Another song by my friend, and mentor, Rod McKuen... Simple Gifts

Though the gift be small and simple
if the wish is wide
just the simple gift of giving
makes you warm inside.

Though the thought is ever fleeting
if a thought at all
remember all the mighty big things
started out as small.

So if you’ve a gift worth giving
let it be your smile
let it be a kindly word
that makes a stranger stop awhile.

Let it be a simple gift then
if the wish is wide
just the simple gift of giving
makes you warm inside.      Another Treat Click Here

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