Sunday, June 22, 2008

Happy Birthday to a Dreamer

Today is my big brother's birthday. He was a dreamer. And he dreamed big. Nothing was impossible, in his world anyone could do anything. To think otherwise was folly and unthinkable. Even the sky wasn't the limit, people had already broken though that!

He was the greatest guy, a super-loving-devoted husband to his wife and a terrific doting dad to his kids. He had the best sense of humour of anyone I know. Bar none. He was smart, articulate, a poet, and a story teller. He loved history, especially U.S. history and politics. I am sure he would be having a grand time with this election! He was an actor, a singer, a musician, a writer, and above all-- the last of the true romantics. It's amazing, but there is a woman who, tiny as she is, could wrap him up with her littlest finger, and he would go happily for her. It was the same for five sets of littler fingers.

I'm sure where he's at he has much more important things to accomplish than reading my blog (do they have the internet in heaven?) -- but just in case...

Happy Birthday Mike. I love you. I think of you more than people realize. You are remembered. You are definitely missed.

See you when it's my turn. Until then, keep singing the Rainbow Connection for me.

Rainbow Connection

Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it
I know they're wrong, wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered
when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that
and someone believed it,
and look what it's done so far.
What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing?
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.

All of us under its spell,
we know that it's probably magic....

Have you been half asleep
and have you heard voices?
I've heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same.
I've heard it too many times to ignore it.
It's something that I'm supposed to be.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.
La, la la, La, la la la, La Laa, la la, La, La la laaaaaaa

Written by Paul Williams and used by Kermit the Frog, of The Muppets, Jim Henson Productions

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chronicler said...

Yep, you've said it all.

S'mee said...

Actually there is so much more to say.

Susan M said...

Sounds like an awesome guy. I love that song, too.

Anonymous said...

I can only imadgine what his blog would be like! That would be something wouldn't it. Thanks for the tribute, I think about him every single day and I have to believe there was a purspose in his passing, because he was so important to us all.

Anonymous said...

I still can not get the hang of this stupid blogging thing!!! that was my comment up there...I just don't understand why it doesn't say who I am...dang it! The Middle Hip Sister

S'mee said...

Susan you would have loved him! He was a lot like Chronicler in regard to music, he knew a lot about a lot! Thanks.

MHS, yeah, I totally get it.

On the name thing, ask Chronicler, she can tell you how to fix it, she knows everything!

The Hobbit said...

I've been so busy,this is the first chance I've had to stop by.I understand how you feel I lost 2 brothers Andre and Leon the love is always there,it's what keeps them alive for all of us. I too love Rainbow connection I tried to sing it but was overwhelmed with tears. Much love for stirring up warm memories.....the Hobbit

The Pea said...

Thank you so much for this, I am sorry that I missed it. I would have loved to have him wrapped around all of my fingers. Man I love that man I never really knew.
I am so glad I have you guys to help me know him better. I had never heard that song before. I can just imagine him with his guitar singing it to us all, trying to make us feel better about missing him.
I love you so much!

S'mee said...

Hobbit thanks for sharing your two brother with us; and you're right, it's the love! : )