Marie Osmond Smile

Quote

“It’s not always a blind man who falls in a pit. Sometimes it’s one who can see.”
-Rumi

 

 Marie Osmond Smile

Verse 1:

I took a road trip out into the sticks

Stopped at the store to pick up a soda and chips

Saw a girl with a Marie Osmond smile

It captured my heart for many a mile

 

Car broke down, who should offer me a ride

The pretty little girl shows up by my side

Well, we sat in her truck and talked for hours

 The sun set and we watched the meteor showers

 

Chorus:

Her eyes sparkled, and lit up the night

Her rosy cheeks lifted to the sky

Her cherry lips framed her teeth like a shrine

That pretty little girl with the Marie Osmond smile

My mind mesmerized by that Marie Osmond smile

 

Verse 2:

You know, I’m not one to kiss and tell,

But her truck was cheaper than a motel

Months passed, her smile was tattooed on my thoughts

Too good to be true, my mind was filled with doubts

 

Found the courage to return for awhile

Asked for the girl with the Marie Osmond smile

They said she quit workin’ and went back to school

 Her heart was broken by a thoughtless fool

 

Chorus:

Her eyes sparkled, and lit up the night

Her rosy cheeks lifted to the sky

Her cherry lips framed her teeth like a shrine

That pretty little girl with the Marie Osmond smile

My mind mesmerized by that Marie Osmond smile

 

Bridge:

 I had her heart in my hands

I was afraid to give love a chance

Now I have to live with my regrets

I know, this smile I’ll never forget

Chorus:

The Death of a Praying Mantis

The Death of a Praying Mantis

A funny thing happened the other day. My daughter found this large praying mantis. It was 2-3 inches long. Its body was delicate, yet strong looking. She held it in her hand calling me, “Mom, come here and look at this!” We were amazed at its unique beauty. It had a long green stick-like body. It meandered over her arm as she tried to hold it. I ran and got her cellphone so that we could take a picture. “Click,click, click!” I had captured its beauty. My dogs were curious too. My chocolate labrador jumped up and promptly smashed it. Just like that, this beautiful insect was dead. My daughter moaned, “Ahhh, Nelson, you killed it!”. I began to laugh at the irony of the situation. Amazing. The life we live is so random! One moment we can be full of: joy, health and wonder, and the next moment, it’s gone. Or, we’re gone. There was no devil that magically killed the insect. The insect hadn’t sinned. It just was. Then, it just wasn’t.

This just reminded me of the wondrous nature of my life; and, the importance of living each moment in its entirety.