Tuesday, March 13, 2007

He gets it.

"If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I'd like to do is to save every day 'til eternity passes away, just to spend them with you.
If I could make days last forever; if words could make wishes come true, I'd save every day like a treasure and then, again, I would spend them with you.
But there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do, once you find them."

Jim Croce's widow, Ingrid (who has a restaurant in San Diego, and their son is a jazz musician) is quoted as saying that she thinks part of his inspiration for that song was the knowledge that they were going to have a baby. She says his Italian family man nature kicked in, and he sat down and wrote the song that night.
(see http://www.classicbands.com/IngridCroceInterview.html).

Ian told us on the way to see Dad last night, that he hopes Dad lives a lot longer, and I said that I wished it too, but only if he can be happy living.

Whenever he spends time with Dad, I remind him that he should not spend all his time watching cartoons, but that the time he spends talking with Dad will be something he will cherish for the rest of his life. He gets it.

1 comment:

shermaniac said...

I wrote "you said what?" before I read "he gets it" and am finding them beautifully consonant. It's all about communication, well, not all but it's about talking and listening and being on ... I was going to say the same wavelength. It doesn't have to be "same" but I couldn't make much out of that medical article, nor do I get much out of watching cartoons. So we'll talk around it all some more and try to do something beside watch cartoons.