What's in a word? 


After watching a friend of mine call a square dance, I had been haunted by the image of a young mother holding her baby in her outstretched hands.  They stared at each other as she waltzed around the room, and I wrote a song called "Baby, Won't You Dance With Me?" Last night I started thinking about a line in the song, "The smell of you is wafting like spring through the air.."  WAFTING.   Does anyone even know that word anymore?  It describes what I thought as I watched her swirl with the baby past windows and doors open to the first air of spring.  After a sleepless night, I changed the line to read "The smell of you is drifting like spring through the door..."  Funny how these little things haunt someone who loves words.  I am still not there yet, but "baby, won't you dance with me" swirls through my head like the memories of that waltz as I continue to work through the images.  Here's the rough draft :-)


 

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  1. Baby, Won't You Dance With Me?

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  • Mary

    Mary mary@marydessein.com

    What a thoughtful, remarkable brain you have, Char. And heart? Oh my starz, thank you for sharing both with us.

    What a thoughtful, remarkable brain you have, Char. And heart? Oh my starz, thank you for sharing both with us.

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