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Thread #64659   Message #1062370
Posted By: mouldy
28-Nov-03 - 02:42 AM
Thread Name: BS: Nest - Empty or full?
Subject: RE: BS: Nest - Empty or full?
Maddy Prior wrote a very poignant song about her son leaving home - "Alex".
That's my son's name too, and it makes me want to cry. You can find it on the "Ballads and Candles" album.
Verse 2 is:
I want to show you all my mistakes,
but that would take a lifetime and more.
You have your own to make, and time is short,
and I know you must be gone.
But I hope you'll think of here, sometimes,
as still your home.

Then of course there is the well-known:
If you love something, set it free.
If it comes back, it was, and always will be yours.
If it does not return, it was never yours to begin with.
If it just sits in the living room, messes up your stuff, eats your food, uses your telephone, costs you money, and never appears to know that you set it free in the first place,
you either married it, or gave birth to it.