#BlogFlash2012

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#BlogFlash2012: Day Seven – Sunset

 

Sunset

I saw Fiddler on the Roof, with Zero Mostel, when I was a teenager. This song, ‘Sunrise, Sunset,’ stayed with me. When our daughter Natalie married, I chose it for my dance. So much of life is contained in these lyrics-and so many truths. Parents, we want desperately to spare our children pain and sorrow, yet it’s only through suffering that we experience joy. In sparing their pain, we’d take the richness from their lives. It’s only now, in the sunset of my own life, that I fully understand that bittersweet truth.

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Sunrise, Sunset: Fiddler on the Roof

Is this the little girl I carried?
Is this the little boy at play?
I don’t remember growing older.
When did they?
When did she get to be a beauty?
When did he grow to be this tall?
Wasn’t it yesterday when they were small?

Sunrise, sunset.
Sunrise, sunset.
Swiftly flow the days.
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers,
Blossoming even as we gaze.
Sunrise, sunset.
Sunrise, sunset.
Swiftly fly the years.
One season following another,
Laden with happiness and tears.

What words of wisdom can I give them?
How can I help to ease their way?
Now, they must learn from one another,
Day by day.
They look so natural together,
Just like two newlyweds should be.
Is there a canopy in store for me?

Sunrise, sunset.
Sunrise, sunset.
Swiftly flow the days.
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers,
Blossoming even as we gaze.
Sunrise, sunset.
Sunrise, sunset.
Swiftly fly the years.
One season following another,
Laden with happiness and tears

 

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