Sentimental alert here on Music Monday!
Yes, Music Monday is back (you’re welcome to cheer… ah yes, I heard that, thank you!)! And once again it is tinged by my reflections on life and my recent experiences. The Wells family has spent its first non-unpacking weekend in the new family home in Lincolnshire, and we’ve had our first visitors from Bristol, some of our closest family friends. It was hard to say who was most excited, the parents or the children! Needless to say, there were tears and a sense of renewed bereft-ness when the visitors had to leave. And as I was explaining to the boys that the visit was a wonderful occasion, a confirmation that we would always be friends with the many folks we’ve left behind, the inspiration for this Music Monday came to me.
Moreover, as I’m reading through recent comments on my blog, I’m also realising how many wonderful friends I have acquired in the blogosphere, and this is post is to say “thank you” and “I really appreciate your support.”
Being already overcome all sentimental, I also am reminded that I am lucky enough to have a few friends scattered all over the world, back in Germany and even in the States, who remain friends even though we rarely ever see each other. Yet when we do, we pick up right where we left. These friendships are truly the fabric of my life, my safety net, my cocoon.
So without further sentimental ramblings or additional ado, I give you an ode to everlasting friendship…
Friends Will Be Friends by Queen!
Another red letter day / So the pound has dropped and the children are creating / The other half ran away / Taking all the cash and leaving you with the lumber / Got a pain in the chest / Doctors on strike what you need is a rest.
It’s not easy love, but you’ve got friends you can trust / Friends will be friends / When you’re in need of love they give you care and attention / Friends will be friends / When you’re through with life and all hope is lost / Hold out your hand cos friends will be friends right till the end.
Now it’s a beautiful day / The postman delivered a letter from your lover / Only a phone call away / You tried to track him down but somebody stole his number / As a matter of fact / You’re getting used to life without him in your way.
It’s so easy now, cos you got friends you can trust / Friends will be friends / When you’re in need of love they give you care and attention / Friends will be friends / When you’re through with life and all hope is lost / Hold out your hand cos friends will be friends right till the end.
It’s so easy now, cos you got friends you can trust….
When do you count most on your friends? Have you got cross-country or even cross-continent friendships that simply last a lifetime? I’d love to hear about it if you don’t mind sharing! x