""Blessings Strengthen life and feed life just as water does." Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

This blog is a digital blessing bowl, a place to record the small blessings that are often missed or forgotten but which make life holy. Feel free to add your own blessings to my blessing bowl. Or perhaps you'll be encouraged to start your own.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Memories set to music

She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes.  ~Frank Deford

A DVD arrived in the mail today - a DVD my brother made using 8mm home movies taken at a slumber party and on a trip to the mountains with about eight of my junior high friends.  He set the home movie to music, and it was amazing.  Much more entertaining than the silent version, especially so because he chose just the right music.
One of the people captured on film was my childhood best friend, Lou, who died of leukemia when she was a  young mother with three small children.  Lou and I became friends before we started school, when we had to have someone help us cross the street.  I can still recite her phone number even though I can't remember my own cell phone number.   In my senior yearbook, Lou wrote a long list of things she wanted me to remember - and though they are almost in code, I remember them all.  She was an artist with an incredible imagination.  She still claims a piece of my heart.
Most of the film captures us acting our age - that is, silly and ridiculous, with lots of dancing, 60's style.  I still remember what it felt like the day after one of those slumber parties.  

"In memory, everything seems to happen to music, " Tennessee Williams

I was blessed today with memories that were recorded to music!  Thank you, sweet brother!

1 comment:

MP said...

It was a pleasure.