January 16, 2009

love it when song lyrics speak to my life

I saw Bride Wars last night... and let me start by saying that one of two things needs to happen in my life: I either need to not be single, or stop seeing movies about weddings. That's pretty much what it boils down to. No more romantic comedies for me.
Ok so... there is a song in the movie called "Dream" by Priscilla Ahn... who I like a lot... she has a really pretty, quiet voice, and her songs are a little bit like lullabies, which is nice from time to time. Anyway this song played, so I downloaded it when I got home, and I was excited because of reasons I will tell you in a minute. Here's how it goes...

"Once I was a little girl, alone in my little world, who dreamed of a little home for me. I played pretend between the trees, and fed my houseguests bark and leaves, and laughed in my pretty bed of green. I had a dream... that I could fly from the highest swing, I had a dream.
Long walks in the dark through woods grown behind the park, I asked God who I'm supposed to be. The stars smiled down on me, God answered in silent reverie. I said a prayer and fell asleep.
I had a dream... that I could fly from the highest tree, I had a dream.
Now I'm old and feeling grey. I don't know what's left to say about this life I'm willing to leave.
I lived it full and I lived it well, there's many tales I've lived to tell. I'm ready now, I'm ready now, I'm ready now to fly from the highest wing... I had a dream."

Yeah, its a nice song, but here is why I love it so: because I DID THAT! See the italics? In our house on Greenleaf, I totally used to sit between two trees in our backyard and play pretend and dream and have guests and feed them naturey crap. Mom - you will remember - you and Thom used to make fun of me for sitting out there and pretty much talking to myself slash the occasional imaginary person. So today, I have been enjoying remembering the simplicity of life between the trees. Being a kid was so great.

peace, love, and 3 day weekends...
megan mcgregor greaves signing off from between the trees

1 comment:

Thomas said...

you and your naturey crap. how are your tree friends doing these days?