Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Slice of Life: A Beautiful Tree Sparks a Musical Memory!

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, BethAnna, Kathleen, and Deb
                   for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.

Last Sunday I pulled through the church parking lot around 12:45 pm.  I usually go the other direction when I head home, but as soon as I pulled up beside a certain vibrant green tree, I knew why I had gone this way.  I rolled down my window and pointed out the tree to some friends who were leaving just as I was.  I parked my car, pulled my phone out of my bag,  and strolled over to snap a picture.  And that's when I saw the gorgeous contrast, green against a clear blue sky.  

Tonight as I was writing this slice in my head, the lyrics to "Who Will Buy" came floating into my head, from concert choir, more than 40+ years ago.  Our high school musical was "Oliver," and we learned all the songs for the play in choir (even if we weren't in the play).  

"Who Will Buy?"

Who will buy
This wonderful morning?

Such a sky
You never did see!
Who will tie
It up with a ribbon
And put it in a box for me?
So I could see it at my leisure
Whenever things go wrong
And I would keep it as a treasure
To last my whole life long.
Who will buy
This wonderful feeling?
I'm so high
I swear I could fly.
Me, oh my!
I don't want to lose it

So what am I to do
To keep the sky so blue?

There must be someone who will buy...

All the songs from all our stories are tucked away safely in our memories, waiting for the right moment to tease the lyrics out of long term storage.  I praise God for memories, for friends, and for songs from high school choir that still fill my heart.  And yes, I praise God for the magnificent tree and sky that sparked this musical memory for me.  

1 comment:

  1. Oh what a beautiful connection (Oh, what a beautiful morning. . .). Now you've got me doing it, Ramona. The picture is lovely. Our sunny skies are back, too, and the trees are popping! Have a wonderful Wednesday, and thanks for reminding me about that song from Oliver!