Theme Song Thursday: Where Do Those Golden Rainbows End?

2 May

“Donde termina el arco iris,
en tu alma o en el horizonte?

Where does the rainbow end,
in your soul or on the horizon?”
― Pablo Neruda, The Book of Questions
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I had a lovely dinner with my friend Della tonight. We went to Chili’s and I ate 7,568 chips with salsa and artichoke dip. Well, maybe only 5,439 chips, and that was all before the sizzling fajitas arrived. Woooo! Driving home after a long, leisurely dinner, we saw this amazing rainbow. Maybe it wasn’t a rainbow because it was perpendicular, straight up and down. Maybe not a rainbow, but a rainstick or a rainfinger, who knows? Anyway, it was pretty cool.

Of course, rainbows made me think of a song, and because James Taylor is on a continual loop on my car Bluetooth, “Long Ago and Far Away,” popped into my head. “Where do those golden rainbows end? Why is this song so sad?” There’s always a song in my head, so that’s where today’s theme song came from. Rainbows and sad songs…

James Taylor: Long Ago and Far Away

Long ago, a young man sits and plays his waiting game.
But things are not the same it seems as in such tender dreams.
Slowly passing sailing ships and Sunday afternoon.
Like people on the moon I see are things not meant to be.

Where do those golden rainbows end? Why is this song so sad?
Dreaming the dreams I’ve dreamed my friend, loving the love I love
to love is just a word I’ve heard when things are being said.
Stories my poor head has told me cannot stand the cold.
And in between what might have been and what has come to pass,
a misbegotten guess alas and bits of broken glass.

Where do your golden rainbows end? Why is this song I sing so sad?
Dreaming the dreams I dream my friend, loving the love I love to love to love to love.

It was a lot more colorful in real-live-person.

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