November 6, 2010

Collect the Moments One By One

Feist's "Mushaboom" was what I woke up to on my alarm this morning. It's a lovely little ditty about one's dreams versus the reality of the situation. I find it oddly perfect for how I feel about my life. There is so much I'd like to do, feel like I have to do, but what I really want at the end of the day is to sit by a fire on a winter's night with my husband and kids.


Helping the kids out of their coats
But wait the babies haven't been born oh
Unpacking the bags and setting up
And planting lilacs and buttercups oh

But in the meantime we've got it hard
Second floor living without a yard
It may be years until the day
My dreams will match up with my pay

Old dirt road,
(mushaboom, mushaboom)
knee deep snow
(mushaboom, mushaboom)
Watching the fire as we grow
(mushaboom, mushaboom)
o-o-o-o-old

I got a man to stick it out
And make a home from a rented house oh
And we'll collect the moments one by one
I guess that's how the future's done oh

How many acres, how much light
Tucked in the woods and out of sight
Talk to the neighbours and tip my cap
On a little road barely on the map

Old dirt road,
(mushaboom, mushaboom)
knee deep snow
(mushaboom, mushaboom)
Watching the fire as we grow,
mushaboom, mushaboom)
o-o-o-o-old
(mushaboom, mushaboom)
Old dirt road rambling rose
(mushaboom, mushaboom)
Watching the fire as we grow
(mushaboom, mushaboom)
Well I'm Soldddddddddddddddd

Yep. That sounds about right. Sigh.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Cuddling up and watching movies with my family, going to the farmer's market and the playground and the bakery, cooking and having family dinners...

That's all I really want in life. I am so very content.

And yet, I dream of my new house and more babies. Oh, how my dreams have changed.