Swoopy Wave of Fun

“Your Song” by Elton John is one of my all-time favorite tunes and it will be…forever.  There’s a lot of hub bub about Sir Elton’s final tour and even if it was reasonably possible, I wouldn’t try to attend a show.  I’ve got too many delightful memories of Elton from my youth.  Privileged is how I feel when I think about being a child of the 70’s with a soundtrack that included the Eagles and Elton John, most of all.  (Well, Jackson Browne was a fave, too…but if I start down the road of naming secondary ‘favorites’ this post will be far too lengthy.)

One chunk of “Your Song” continues to speak to me, across many decades, including an odd flash that occurred this morning – involving this verse:

If I was a sculptor…but then again, no

Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show

I know it’s not much, but it’s the best I can do

My gift is my song, and this one’s for you

At the literal crack of dawn, I found a leaf in the shape of a heart (pictured above).  I wasn’t looking – it was just THERE – on the back step as I took Sadie pooch out for her first potty call.  If the lovely little leaf had been even slightly ‘left of center’ I would’ve missed her altogether.  Instead, the sweetest bit of morning sun, combined with dewy frost, created a coppery shimmer, demanding that I take a closer look. My pic does a lousy job of capturing the sparkle. Use your imagination. 😉

Just a few days ago I remarked to Wynne Leon that I never find leaves as picturesque as those she snips into her fun posts…especially heart-shaped specimens.  Hmmm…never is a big word.  Now I figure I wasn’t looking closely enough to see a beauty when she’s right before me, coppery glow, and all.

As I picked up the delicate specimen and brought her inside, along with Sadie, of course (who…side note… was giving me a look that screamed ‘What the heck – let’s go! I pooped!  Time for breakfast!’) a variation of “Your Song” popped to mind:

If I was a sculptor…but then again, no

Or a GIRL who makes potions in a traveling show

I know it’s not much, but it’s the best I can do

My gift is this LEAF…and this one’s for you

Heaven only knows why THAT song in THAT moment popped to mind and the tiny twist with two words?  The silliness of it had me humming the whole “Your Song” tune as I moseyed about, making coffee, and feeding Sadie.  It was fun and weird – but I’ll take it ‘as is’.  When a swoopy wave of fun rolls in…especially on a Monday…I say don’t investigate further.  Just enjoy.

-Vicki 😉

13 responses to “Swoopy Wave of Fun”

  1. Beautiful, Vicki!! I love that you’ve brought this song, this leaf and this smile to my doorstep this morning!! Thanks for being my swoop of fun! “How beautiful life is with you in the world.” ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Ah….love that! Right back at you! 😘

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  2. Such a pleasant reminder of how much beauty and love is out in the world. My dearest best friend turned me on to finding hearts in nature. There are many and they all seem to show themselves when they are needed most and say “you are special, you are loved.” Listen to them. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Michael. Sounds like you have a very special best friend. And you’re right — there are probably plenty more where my little leaf came from — other examples in nature. I love your interp — you’re special, you’re loved. So perfect! Hope you’re having a good day – take care! 😉😘😉

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      1. Thank you 😊
        (And yes, I do!)

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  3. Lovely post, lovely leaf. I wouldn’t want to see Sir Elton now either, I want him to be young in my memory.

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    1. I’m right there with you, Ally. I prefer the Elton who’s a fixture in my memories, too! Xo! 😘

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    2. It’s funny you should say that. I agree that sometimes (often? Always?) our memories ARE better than the reality of what exists today… maybe even of the original experience? 🙂

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      1. Agree!!! Thanks, EW! I think Ally is right on with that. You, too! 😘

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  4. I also loved Elton John–that song and Yellow Brick Road, of course. Living in New England, I also enjoy taking leaf photos, but once December hits, not so much.

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    1. Thanks, Evelyn! 😉


  5. An Audience of One Avatar
    An Audience of One

    I remember Wynne’s heart shaped leaf. How fun that you found one too – and tied it in with the song! 🤍

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