Thursday, July 21, 2011

Safe here

George Donaldson, of Celtic Thunder, has just released his first solo album, "The White Rose." If music with a folk-ish feel appeals to you at all, I'd recommend it. Rich in heart, place and history.

There's one song on it called "Safe in the Harbour." It isn't an original; I think it's an Eric Bogle song, but someone else can correct me on that, if I'm wrong. The first time I heard it, I cried. Also the second. And possibly the 3rd and 4th. It's beautifully covered.

It's this verse:

"Some men are sailors, but most are just dreamers
Held fast by the anchors they forge in their minds.
In their hearts know they'll never sail over deep water
To search for a treasure they're afraid they won't find.

So, in sheltered harbours, they cling to their anchors
Bank down their boilers and shut down the steam
And they wait for the sailors to return with their treasures
That will fan the dull embers and fire up their dreams."

I realize that's me. Content to contribute to the success of others' dreams, but not quite brave enough to fight for my own. There is a sorrow and a shame wrapped up in that which pulls at me. And I'm not quite sure yet what's to be done with it.

1 comment:

  1. You so need to write a book!!!...reading is hard for me, but I'm reading Pam's book and as long as the print is this size, I can tackle it lol....please, please Jo, write a book!!!


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