Happy birthday, Mom. I love you.
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“One last thing. Now, they found out that elephants in India, you know they have to wear a big bell around their necks so people know where they are all the time, and you can imagine how fucking annoying that must be, you know, especially in the middle of the night when you’re hungry. So now, elephants scoop up a big hunk of mud and they stick it in the bell to dampen the clapper and then they go off in the middle of the night and steal bananas. Pretty good.” -Tom Waits
I sing to Owen at bedtime. Mostly old standards… Sentimental Journey, Goodnight My Love, Somewhere over the Rainbow, that sort of thing. What songs do you like to sing to your kids?
Goodnight my love, the tired old moon is descending.
Goodnight my love, my moment with you now is ending.
It was so heavenly, holding you close to me,
It will be heavenly to hold you again in a dream.
The stars above have promised to meet us tomorrow.
‘Til then, my love, how dreary the new day will seem,
So for the present, Dear, we’ll have to part,
Sleep tight my love, goodnight my love,
Remember that you’re mine, Sweetheart.