The Moon is sad tonight, so let's cheer it up......

Regina, Saskatchewan
July 21, 2008 12:19am CST
This is for nova and I make no apologies. Sometimes our friends as well as ourselves are going through such awful times our hearts are breaking. We need to have our souls and feelings fed with love and support and fun and music and laughter. The following is a song by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and I haven't been able to get it out of my head all day, thinking about my dear sweet friend. Tonight the moon is full and round, lazyily yellow shining through my tall Canadian pines. I have been sitting under those pines for over an hour singing this song, doing a bit of dancing and watching that moon, picturing the loving, worried face of my friend and the only way I can sleep tonight is to share it with here where she is so loved and appreciated. This is for nova and I make no apologies. "Lazy yellow moon coming up tonight Shining through the trees Crickets are singing And the lightning bugs are floating on the breeze Baby get ready Across the field where the creek turns back By the old stump road Im going to take you to a special place That nobody knows Baby get ready Ooo ooo ooo You and me going fishing in the dark Lying on our backs and counting the stars Where the cool grass grows Down by the river in the full moon light We’ll be falling in love in the middle of the night Just movin' slow Staying the whole night through Feels so good to be with you Spring is almost over and the summers comin The days are getting long Waited all winter for the time to be right Just to take you along Baby get ready And it don’t matter if we sit forever And the fish don’t bite Jump in the river and cool ourselves from the heat of the night Baby get ready Ooo ooo ooo You and me going fishin in the dark Lying on our backs and counting the stars Where the cool grass grows Down by the river in the full moon light We’ll be falling in love in the middle of the night Just movin' slow Staying the whole night through Feels so good to be with you And me going fishing in the dark Lying on our backs and counting the stars Where the cool grass grows Down by the river in the full moon light We’ll be falling in love in the middle of the night Just movin' slow...." Garth Brooks also did a rendition of this song, but I prefer the original - just like our nova is. So get off your butts everyone, and dance in the moonlight and open your hearts and send out your energy to our beloved nova, may she feel better and get her groove on!
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
21 Jul 08
You were dancing?? That's one way to avoid getting your feet inside concrete! I do hope nova feels better quick!
• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Jul 08
She's working on it dude, but it will take time. Now - care to dance? LOL
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I'd love too! However with this broken down old body of mine, you might have to hold me up. I'll try not to step on your toes with my purple shoes though
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Jul 08
Then lead on MacDuff, my square toed brogues can take your pointy purple shoes any day! ROFL
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
21 Jul 08
i hunted all over the place to find this actual video.. and it isnt posted at all other than crap recordings done by people at concerts where you cant even hear the tune.. ;sigh; so thisll hafta do. turn the volume up.. close yer eyes.. and just let the music take you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwzvcaylNis
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Jul 08
Tess I think anime has the best musical scores! Thanks for the link. Now here's the one for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Fishing in the Dark is the first track listed. Give it a listen.http://www.rhapsody.com/nittygrittydirtband
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
21 Jul 08
Tessah. I have no idea what that song is, or what the film is, but I do know that I discovered that my headphone volume was turned up way too high when it started. I was so surprised I left the planet. I'm typing this from the Moon! ROFL!!
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
21 Jul 08
know it already but thanx for the link just the same i wanted the godsmack vid simply because sully erna is positively GORGEOUS and figgered nova wouldntmind something dreamy to look at and maybe form some mental ;coughs; imagery to disract her from her recent trials. abs to dr00| over im tellin ya.. just ~swoon~ http://youtube.com/watch?v=yn0CnVGWmGE
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Can you feel the love tonight? I hope so! It is alright to cry, and when you feel better smile again! It happens to all of us at some point in our lives. Everything is gong to be alright!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Jul 08
I'm smiling Olive because I can feel the love!
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
21 Jul 08
You know something, I do too! And it has been a while! It must be you showing us all how to love one another and to feel it as well as to express it! I mean it, just the other day I was thinking of how I do not feel the love, from others or to others, but today, I do! Thank you!
• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Jul 08
Good for you Olive! Hold onto it. Feeling the love is a rare and wonderful thing these days!
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
21 Jul 08
How can I not send my love to Nova who has done so much for me. XX
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Jul 08
Amazing how some people just slide under our skin and into our hearts, isn't it P1ke?
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• United States
21 Jul 08
The two of you. Where would I be without you? I don't even want to know. I love you to pieces. XXXXXXX P1key, you're such a huge part of my heart.
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@dpk262006 (56764)
• Delhi, India
21 Jul 08
Oh! What an awesome and outstanding description about moon. YOu appears to be great lover of moon and nature, so am I. It is always great feeling to enjoy full moon at night, that too, when you are all alone.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Jul 08
Living where I do dpk, I can't avoid the moon! LOL It's awsome here. Even on nights when I can't see the stars, I can always find the moon. Sometimes it comes up so huge and orange that I'm gobsmacked at it's beauty and power. In my next life I want to be a moonbeam! LOL
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@dpk262006 (56764)
• Delhi, India
22 Jul 08
I totally agree with your awesome and fantastic description of moon. We will go together to moon one day...............LOL!
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 08
Hi Spark I don't know Nova but I am sending her my Energy and I am sorry she is going through a bad time, I do hope that she will be better soon and happy again Love and Hugs Nova and my Energy is on its way to you
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Jul 08
Oh Gabs, thanks for sharing your energy with Nova. She will use it wisely. See, this is why I love you. You support strangers and that is rare and wonderful to see. Hugs and much love.
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@moondancer (7433)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Spark, I will dance in the moonlight just for your friend nova tonight. As you know I like doing this and will be glad to do it in the spirit of friendship and yours for nova. May an angel brush her with his wings and bring her whatever she needs, lifting her spirits. This is what I will ask for under the moon tonight as I dance to my own music in my head... who knows it may be the one you've just put there. I love this song you have floating in your head.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Jul 08
Br to you for this response moon beam! You made my heart sing and my eyes cry and my mouth laugh! Well done!
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• United States
21 Jul 08
Moondancer, wow, this is beautiful, thank you. That sounds so insufficient, but as I said to Spark below, it's all I've got. So thank you. And I hope you feel that angel's wings too, sweet Moondancer. You certainly deserve to. XXX And the best response is most entirely deserved too. Good job, Spark. XXX
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• United States
21 Jul 08
Hi nova and Spark, I'm touched that you think so much of me. Thank you both. I am just me and that's all I can be. You all know me about as much as anyone. I say what I mean and I try to be good to everyone. I have always been this way. I do sincerely hope for things to be better for you nova.
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• Canada
21 Jul 08
You're singing my song. My favourite song. I'll sing it for Nova, too, of course. Just got back from London. What a trip. Love Nova, if she needs cheering up, I'll be here.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Jul 08
Hey Annie, about time you showed up. You will definitely be with us under my pines when we go fishing in the dark and dance under the yellow moon right? Of course you will. You'll be bringing the bait! LOL
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• United States
23 Jul 08
Hello, Annie my darling! Whew, I'm SOOOOO glad you're back!!! And how's my little Nova doing? Is she turning darker yet?
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• Canada
23 Jul 08
No, not yet. Pooh. But I still have hope. Usually foals don't lose their baby fur and turn their permanent colour until 4 - 6 mos
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• United States
21 Jul 08
Sparks, Sugar this is a lovely tribute to not only Nova but to the testament of friendship. I do believe we as women are so blessed in ways that men are not and can never be. It is not even the fact that we give birth. We share with each other on levels that a man just could never understand.... Well with one exception. Pike, I do believe he is in touch with his feminine side. LMAO. I am glad you are feeling better as well. I hope you know I thought about you every single day for the last 3 weeks.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Jul 08
Angel, without the love and support of my circle of friends as well as the extended family here, I would not have survived this past year. So I'm paying it forward, in the way that only a woman can do. Love and laughter and more love and laughter without expectation of payback - just pay forward! I know you were thinking of me. Honestly I could feel it. Just before I went under the knife I thought of you and tessah and pike and nova and so many others. Saw ALL your avatars in my head! LOL And then at the last moment the spirit of the mother of a dear friend of mine who has been with me since I 'met' her, kissed my cheek and sent me off to la la land. And my lungs didn't collapse this time with the anesthetic. The power of love is a wonderful thing!
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• United States
23 Jul 08
Ah, Angel, you're so right! Women have the gift of instant friendship. And on a much deeper level than any man would ever even conceive of. We can meet one moment, and the very next moment, be holding each other and sharing our tears. It's the most amazing thing! And that book, Angel, that book I sent you. What a great illustration of that, yes? When you've finshed with it, send it on to Ann Marie, if you still have it and haven't already sent it on to someone else. I have another I'm reading now and I'll send it on to you, Angel, when I'm finished with it. We can just pass these right along for all of us to share and enjoy. I love reading about women and their friendships - it just further solidifies my own feelings about the whole thing. Ya know?
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@skinnychick (6906)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I love Fishin in the Dark...Perfect song for her, simply perfect!
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• United States
21 Jul 08
Perfect, you say? Yeah, you're right. And you? You're perfect. XXX
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• United States
21 Jul 08
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Jul 08
Hey there skinny! Soooooooo good to see you! How are ya? What's your perfect song? I can guess, but I'm often wrong..........ROFL
@novataylor (6570)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Sparky, Sparky, Sparky! I just got home and came to the computer and what did I find? This beautiful gift from you, yet another one. The first one you gave me, the poem you wrote, is just so beautiful, it "slides under my skin and right into my heart". And now this. How can I tell you how much this means to me? But I don't have to, do I? Because you already know - that's why you gave this to me. And this is why I'm not isolating anymore, and keeping my butt here on the Lot, where I can be safe in the bosom of my wonderful, beautiful, completely amazing friends, who love me and want me to be happy. The only way I'm going to get through this thing is to be here, to rely on you to keep my spirits where they should be, at least close to where they should be. You are my rock. You and p1ke and Goodie and Angel and LJ and Plunk and our resident hunk myklj. Truly, I don't know where I'd be without you. ok, yes I do - I'd be in my chair, firmly planted, trying to either sleep or watch endless movies to numb my mind. It's much better here. I'm really so grateful to you, Spark. You know I am. You have my heart, so you know how I feel. And you know I'm crying again too. But they're not bad tears, not these, these are tears that flow from the well of love that all of you help me keep filled to overflowing. Thank you. Thank you. If I said it a thousand times, it wouldn't be sufficient. But it's all I've got. So, thank you. XXXXX and a thousand more.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Jul 08
One day Nova, no matter how old, how infirm we are, you and I (and Tess if she'll come) but definitely you and I, are going to dance, yes dance, under my tall Canadian pines in the light of the yellow moon, beside the river, while our fishing poles lazily tease the fish. I promise! So baby get ready.............!
• United States
23 Jul 08
Oooh, I wanna come and dance under the pines, Sparky! And yeah, I'm sure it WILL happen. But we may well be old and infirm. No matter though, we'll still dance. Hey, we can chair dance from our rockers!!! And Tess will be there! I know she will. How could she resist? I'll dream of that night, Spark, guaranteed.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
26 Jul 08
I often been told that I do my best dancing either sitting or lying down! ROFL So it's a date no matter what day, year or century! You betcha!
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
22 Jul 08
That is a beautiful song and I love that version of it. I hope that whatever Nova is going through that she realizes just how much we all love her here and that we are here for hugs when she needs us. Thank you for starting such a wonderful discussion!
• Regina, Saskatchewan
22 Jul 08
Well thank YOU for being a part of this discussion carol. Nova is one of the most loving people I know, but everyone needs to have their love returned. This is my way. Glad you joined me.
@Hatley (164259)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Jul 08
spark what a beautiful song, I love it and I am sure Nova'will appreciat this, i am handicapped so could not physically dance in the moonlight but figureativelyI will be dancing and sending 'my energyto our beloved nova, and hoping she will soon feel better and get her groove back. good luck and God Bless.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Jul 08
Oh Hatley my dear, if you can dance in your head you're not handicapped! LOL I'm sure many of us here will be dancing the same way. Myself - I do my best dancing while sitting down! LOL Thanks for the energy. Nova will feel it for sure!
• United States
23 Jul 08
Know what, Hatley? This one got to me even more than most. I'm really so touched by what you said here. And handicapped or not, your love and energy got through to me, and I thank you for it from the bottom of my heart. You really are a very loving woman. Thank you. And God bless you too.
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• China
22 Jul 08
When I meet the moon scene, I wil miss someone ,my friends, my parents ,all one who have loved me!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
22 Jul 08
You are very lucky then lanyoublue!