Sunday, June 14, 2009
Happy Father's Day
Every single time that this commercial runs on TV, I am transported back to when I was a kid. I didn't know why. It was kind of a Déjà vu type of thing, but I couldn't put my finger on it. I asked my girls if this is a new song. Or if it's an old song. Or maybe a remake. They didn't know.
I finally remembered to google it. I find out that it is an old song. Almost as old as me. A song called Tuesday Afternoon by The Moody Blues that I heard quite a bit when I was just a toddler because my dad would listen to it frequently. This one and Nights in White Satin.
I don't think that I have heard Tuesday Afternoon since I was a kid and the commercial just triggered a memory.
It always amazes me how a song can take you back. Whether you realize it or not. With some songs, I can even remember a day, a place or what I was wearing. This is from someone who sometimes can't remember what I did the day before!
So this song takes me back to my dad. A dad that I only had for 14 years, 5 months and 9 days. A dad that I managed to learn a great deal from in the short time that I did have him. A dad that lived and breathed for us. A dad who was rich beyond words but not in the monetary sense. A dad that had a gazillion friends that loved and admired him for the person that he was. A dad that set the standard for the qualities that I would later look for in a husband. He would be happy to know that my girls have that type of dad. Just like him.
How fitting is it that the commercial is about a girl and her dad?
Happy Father's Day to all the Dads!
Posted by Lissete at 12:01 AM