Monday, September 27, 2010

Ode To A Dancer.

My 24 year old is trying to find her way in the world....hard enough for the rest of us as adults; even harder when you are just starting.  I woke up this morning to this song playing on the radio.  As I listened to it, I started's been a trying week so I might have been at an emotional low or something.  But the words made me think of my daughter and miss her even more after a recent visit we had with her.  I am posting the words to the song hopes that she will read them and the tune of her life will be that much sweeter.  I love you, E.

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty-handed

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances but they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth making

Don't let some hell-bent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance...