Wednesday, September 03, 2008

In my life

A piece of fiction influenced by John Lennons words 'In my Life'

Often In my quieter moments I let my mind drift back to an earlier time. Moments in my life are defined by places. Places where I played as a child. Places I grew up in and places where something significant happened. And sometimes I return to those places hoping to recapture some of those moments.

Many of them have changed beyond recognition, and not always for the better. Some of the fields in which I played out childhood adventures have sprouted houses and shops. Trees in which I carved a loving heart have been felled and those special places known only to me have all but disappeared. Yet some remain as a permanent reminder of happy days, sad days, and days I remember for no particular reason.

It is then I recall my friends and loved ones. Most of them have gone or moved on, some are now sadly departed. I loved them all.

I know you can’t hear me. You probably don’t even remember me, but the time I spent with you was the happiest of my life. Nothing I did, no one I befriended or even loved compared with you. All my friends and lovers have a special place in my heart, and I will cherish their memory until my dying day. And I will often stop and cast my mind back to those wonderful times.

But in my life, I loved you more.

Ok, so this isn't the Beatles version. It's our Ozzy, but I just LERVE it!


  1. If I hadn't seen/heard Ozzy singing the Beatles I'd never had believed it. I just bought the DVD of "Across the Universe" last night... the romantic film set in the 70s with a soundtrack built around Beatles music. Haven't watched it yet, but the preview looked interesting.

  2. Beautiful reflection, love the song and I feel the same. I have a warm spot for all my past friends and lovers Cheers

  3. I am very moved by this piece.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.

  4. memory associations. a part of the human make-up i i truly appreciate. lovely reflections here.

  5. you did right in choosing ozzy overt the beatles,, i love that too...

    eloquent words , yours...

  6. Such a lovely reflection. A friend of ours played and sang this song at our wedding.



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