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Author:  Brian
E-mail:  bjhighley56@btinternet.com
Date:  7/20/2016 4:39:32 PM
Subject:  Breeze Lullaby - What Do You Think?
Message:  I've been away from the porch for a while. I'm recovering from another encounter with the surgeon's knife and preparing for yet more in the next couple of months or so.

The porchers, all of us who love Mickey and his music, need to give ourselves a shake and work at reviving the dialogue on here.

The best place to start is Mickey's songs. I'd begun earlier this year to log some of my impressions of, and reactions to Mickey's songs. I was working my way through them alphabetically. So I'm restarting that process and welcome everyone's responses to my thoughts. Have you seen something I've missed? Do you agree with me or am I a blithering idiot (as my wife might say)? Does the song evoke particular memories in you? Let's talk!

Breeze Lullaby

'...close your eyes and let the sky
fall softly down...'

This could be seen as an invitation to block out the world, to remove yourself from the fray, to give up. I've been feeling enveloped in darkness a lot recently. Persistent illness becomes very grinding. You become more and more exhausted: the next stage of the disease demands yet more of you when you're at your weakest. I could be 'swept into the silent ever-yielding arms of the night'. I could welcome death as a release.

Mickey describes the opportunity for us to rediscover the child in all of us. Rather than despair marvel at the wonder of childhood.

'...God has set aside this time
to let us all go home to yesterday...'

 Breeze Lullaby - What Do You Think? by Brian  at 7/20/2016 4:39:32 PM
 Re: Breeze Lullaby - What Do You Think? by Joey L. at 7/21/2016 1:04:19 PM
 Re: Breeze Lullaby - What Do You Think? by Susie  at 7/22/2016 8:26:35 AM
 Re: Breeze Lullaby - What Do You Think? by RoRo at 7/22/2016 1:24:33 PM
 Re: Breeze Lullaby - What Do You Think? by Jonmark at 7/22/2016 2:43:52 PM
 Re: Breeze Lullaby - What Do You Think? by Joey L. at 7/24/2016 7:31:12 AM
 Re: Breeze Lullaby - What Do You Think? by Joe Z at 7/24/2016 8:29:03 AM
 Re: Breeze Lullaby - What Do You Think? by Dave  at 7/24/2016 1:44:02 PM
 Re: Breeze Lullaby - What Do You Think? by Joe Z at 7/24/2016 8:05:28 PM
 Re: Breeze Lullaby - What Do You Think? by Cameron at 7/24/2016 8:26:52 PM
 Re: Breeze Lullaby - What Do You Think? by Will Bloom at 7/25/2016 10:41:30 AM
 Re: Breeze Lullaby - What Do You Think? by Joey L. at 7/25/2016 12:52:58 PM
 Re: Breeze Lullaby - What Do You Think? by Joe Z at 7/25/2016 3:03:14 PM
 Re: Breeze Lullaby - What Do You Think? by Brian  at 7/25/2016 4:26:04 PM