Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mrs. Kimball loved to dance

April 1st is my mother's birthday.

She'd be 88 today had her beautiful spirit not left her tiny, frail body 5 years ago.

There's a song that's been haunting me lately.

Maybe she sent it my way.

She did so love to dance.

She did so love.


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Dance me to the end of love
By Leonard Cohen
Performed my Madeleine Peyroux

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove

Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of

Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We're both of us beneath our love, we're both of us above

Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn

Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove

Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Image by Mexindian

5 comments:

C.M. Jackson said...

she is smiling--wonderful tribute and song--keep dancing

Lydia said...

What a sweet tribute to your mom.

I love this song as sung by Cohen; have never heard of this particular artist...

Alix said...

Such a lovely tribute to your mother!

And really quite a coincidence... the top photo of the two doing the Tango? I just saw that movie! It was really quite wonderful.

If you have NetFlix, put it in you queue: Assassination Tango starring Robert Duvall and Kathy Baker.

Derrick said...

Hi Kathleen,

Welcome back! Super song. Bright, sensual and contagious! Keep dancing along, yourself.

ellen abbott said...

How wonderful that you miss your mother so.

there was a movie I saw with Antonio Bandares in which he attempts to teach ballroom dancing to detention kids in an inner city school as a way to help them find themselves. they totally disrespect him until he gets his partner (they teach dancing at their own business) to do a tango with him and it is so hot and so totally sexy. Needless to say, he got the kid's attention. they were all 'I want to do that!'. Great movie, wish I could remember the name.

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