Saving Precious Time

If you could save time, would you? Is there a day in your life that you’d like to preserve forever? Or a phone call that you never wanted to end? Would you still be gently rocking your sweet baby? (Best days of my life.) Maybe sit with a dying loved one just a little longer? Is there an amazing vacation you would want to relive over and over again? How about that moment when love was perfect and beautiful? Would you stay there forever?

I would have many bottles, on the top shelf of my closet, of treasured memories that I would love to reopen every once in awhile. We know it’s not healthy to live in the past, but how wonderful it would be to have a cherished moment wash over you, to relive in detail, from time to time?

Jim Croce sang it beautifully in his song, Time in a Bottle. He’d “save every day till eternity passes away” to spend with his love. While I desire to finish my life with a love of my own, my eternity is reserved for God. That’s my hope anyway.

Rainy days are perfect days to listen to artists like Jim Croce, Rod McKuen, Willy DeVille, Andrea Bocelli, Gordon Lightfoot…to name a few. Currently, it is pouring outside where I am. Rainy days are still good days. A perfect day to open up a bottle of a sweet memory.

If you can’t listen to Time in a Bottle where you are, here are the words of this beautiful song. Maybe this will take you for a lovely walk down Memory Lane.

Time in a Bottle
If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day
Till 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

I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go
Through time with
If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty
Except for the memory
Of how they were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go
Through time with

COPYRIGHT:
Writer: Jim Croce

May your day be filled with wonderful music, heartwarming moments, and coffee. 🙂

Be grateful for the memories. ♥️

Andi

Photos: all photos taken in Jamaica, August 2016; 2nd photo courtesy of Jet Kaiser. A wonderful memory with my son and daughter-in-law

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