Monday, July 13, 2009

a strength that lies

excuse me while i have a love affair with summer of oh nine.

sometimes i anticipate something so much that there's no way it will live up to my expectations. i was so excited all week for the ray lamontagne concert at the hollywood bowl, knowing the weather would be great and that we would pack great food and wine and just have a lovely time. i pictured the setting of the hollywood hills and ray's soulful music floating over the amphitheater.

sometimes, when i'm lucky, the moment exceeds my fantasizing.

the night was so warm. the hills wrapped their green around us, the hollywood sign watched from high above. the champagne and salad and dark chocolate covered cranberries were so satisfying. everybody was so happy to be there, so summerfashionable, prepared with their picnics and wine. the orchestra raised their instruments, the flutes, the trumpets, the saxophones, and then, the strings. it was so beautiful. and ray, he never really talks, but boy does he sing. and he sang right to me. "be here now" he said. don't be somewhere else, corinne. now is where you are supposed to be. don't think of tomorrow, next year. now that you've fantasized about this moment don't think of what's next to come. just be still. be still.

Be Here Now

Don't let your mind get weary and confused
Your will be still, don't try
Don't let your heart get heavy child
Inside you there's a strength that lies

Don't let your soul get lonely child
It's only time, it will go by
Don't look for love in faces, places
It's in you, that's where you'll find kindness

Be here now, here now
Be here now, here now

Don't lose your faith in me
And I will try not to lose faith in you
Don't put your trust in walls
'Cause walls will only crush you when they fall

Be here now, here now
Be here now, here now

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