Saturday, August 27, 2005

The Circle Game

There’ll be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty
Before the last revolving year is through
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return, we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

The Circle Game by Joni Mitchell

This song seems to summing my life at the moment. My friend "Pie" who is ill is really, really ill. In fact she's dying. At the same time our next door neighbors just welcomed their first child into the world - a healthy, longed for baby boy.

Thursday night I went to her house to help her with some odds and ends. Then I came home and cuddled a 2 day old baby.

The ending of a life and the beginning of one - all in one night.

3 comments:

Musing said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's illness. My heart goes out to her and all her friends and family.

Julie said...

I'm sorry too.

E said...

Circle Game is the perfect song for what is going on...provides perspective during what is sure to be a very difficult time for you and your friend (and her family). That song has been one of my favorites for years and years...
I, too, am sorry to hear about your friend.