Week 113 // Solace and Sunshine

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Standing at the intersection
Trying to recognize
A feeling I won’t mention
But I’ve felt it before

I’m thinking ‘bout a house down south
With its history begging us to let it out
Who’s got their hand at the door?

I’m thinking of the century babies
With their bottles of sunshine
And it’s driving them crazy
What the world’s got in store

I’m thinking of a kind old lady
And that I never thanked her
For the lessons she gave me
Can’t do that anymore, no

Solace and Sunshine
And so I’ll know this
In another life time
In another storied and fulfilled life

I’m looking at a magazine cover
And my eyes won’t adjust
I just see masses of colors
And I’ve seen them before

I’m thinking ‘bout a day with my brother
He said we never questioned
What we mean to each other
What we’ve got at the core

I’m thinking ‘bout my father and mother
And the lengths that they’ve gone to
Keeping people together
It ain’t simple no more, no

I’m thinking ‘bout the change in the weather
How the rain cleans your conscience
But the sun just feels better
So it’s the sun we adore

Solace and Sunshine
And so I’ll know this
In another life time
In another storied and fulfilled life

Notes
Over this weekend I’ve been in Lincolnton, North Carolina, which is the birthplace of my Grandmother, and the site of a couple of centuries of my family’s history. A mass of us gathered there for Grandmomma’s funeral. She was nearly 94 years old. Remembering her, being around so much family, and inhabiting such a meaningful location brought this song bubbling to the surface. It is about family. It is about losing a generation and gaining another one. It is about staying in touch, which was one of my grandmother’s many great skills. It is a quiet reflection set to simple and carefully chosen notes. Thanks for listening.

~M.E.

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