Thursday, June 07, 2007

i miss my beautiful friend

read an article in Black Book today bout remembering jeff. it's been a while since i've had more than a passing thought about him. john mentioned people are asking where the tribute went in sf...that makes me smile.i came to nyc people...sorry. despite the article missing the fact that jeff didn't write 'yard of blond girls' it brought up 'morning theft' and now it's stuck in my head. the writer says it's a song you shouldn't listen to if you've had a breakup within the last six months. but i wholly disagree. this song is the perfect moment for remembering and embracing memories long lingering or close at hand. jeff you and your full life are still missed.

Morning Theft
(Jeff Buckley)

Time takes care of the wound
So I can believe
You had so much to give
You thought I couldn’t see

Gifts for boot heels to crush
Promises deceived
I had to send it away
To bring us back again

Your eyes and body brighten
Silent waters, deep
Your precious daughter in the
Other room, asleep

A kiss “Goodnight” from every
Stranger that I meet
I had to send it away
To bring us back again

Morning theft
Unpretender left

True self is what
Brought you here, to me
A place where we can
Accept this love

Friendship battered down by
Useless history
Unexamined failure

But what am I still to you
Some thief who stole from you?
Or, some fool drama queen
Whose chances were few?

That brings us to who we need
A place where we can save
A heart that beats as
Both siphon and reservoir

You’re a woman, I’m a calf
You’re a window, I’m a knife
We come together
Making chance in the starlight

Meet me tomorrow night
Or any day you want
I have no right to wonder
Just how, or when

You know the meaning fits
There’s no relief in this
I miss my beautiful friend

I have to send it away
To bring her back again.


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

jeff buckley.

it's your day. we lost you. and i love you. forever. for giving the gift of song and voice and presence. for caring. for standing.for movement. and now i am in nyc. and everywhere there are moments of you. tonight at vasmay me and jesse and meridith had a shot of jagermeister for you. and then i found lizzy who had words of you also. the synchronicity has not stopped and i will not either. i love today. all ways. xokg.

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