Perfect Moment Monday: Pink carnation and a pickup truck

January 11, 2010

in Music, Perfect Moment, Reed

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Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours, too.

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After breakfast on Saturday morning, the kids and I headed to the gym. They play in the Kids Club with their cousin, Dominic, while my sister, Tami and I do a cardio class. Works for all of us.

On the way to the gym American Pie came on the radio. Reed especially loves this song because of its association in his mind with Star Wars (remember this post?). He also loves to say, fiercely, “This’ll be the day that I DIE!”

So my perfect moment was the three of us singing at the top of our lungs about the chevy and the levee and the whiskey and rye. As I sing with Tessa and Reed I think of the future. As I listen to the song I think about the past — significant events in the rock & roll genre, 1959-1971 (much of which precedes me).

Swirl together the past and the future into one moment and it was simply perfect.

Sharing it with you. Sing loudly.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Sheri April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

I LOVE this song and can imagine you, Tessa and Reed singing along in the car on the way to the gym.

Perfect!

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loribeth April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

I love this song. I can remember when it first came out (although I was in grade school at the time). We analyzed it as a poem when I was in Grade 7 & our teacher explained all the analogies & “who’s whos” to us. Fun!

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areyoukiddingme April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

There’s nothing better than a song where everyone enjoys singing along. My little boss, however, forbids group singing – either she’s singing, or I’m singing, or she wants to listen to the radio. Sometimes, I can sing along with the radio, but I can never sing along with her. I hope that changes when she gets a little older.

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Delenn April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

Love this song–and yes, as soon as I saw this, I was thinking “A Long Long Time ago, In a Galaxy Far Away…” My son is in a Wierd Al phase and we play that song many many times in the car.

Love the image of you guys all singing! Truely a perfect moment!

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Flying Monkeys April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

I love that song! It reminds me of driving around with one of my good friends singing at the top of our lungs.
My perfect moment, so far this week (<< optimistic thought), came tonight when we served dinner at the men’s shelter. We thought our 2 year old wouldn’t be able to serve because he was less than cooperative through preparation. When he saw us serving he whispered to me that he needed a glove too. When I didn’t respond like wanted he pulled over his chair and wedged himself in. He was not to be left out. I surrendered a glove and he proceeded to serve corn asking each person “you like cone?”. It was chaos getting there but the 4 of us lined up at that counter was a great moment. (I’m not sure if we broke any codes, he wore a glove and had clean hands and the people really enjoyed his enthusiasm.)

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Denise April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

Love this song. You know how people have their song with a significant other? This song is the song that me and my best friend from high school consider our song (no, she isn’t my significant other). We used to sing it at the top of our lungs driving around with nothing to do when we were in high school. We danced to it at her wedding, too. Thanks for bringing back good times.

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

We really love that song too! Your perfect moment has been repeated in our life too.

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Wishing 4 One April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

What a visual…. another awesome, perfect monday moment, you seem to have so many girl, lucky!!!

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luna April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

such a great song and perfect moment. that boy is so adorable too.

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Once A Mother April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

I love that song, it makes me think of my sister jamming out in her car. thank you for sharing this truly perfect moment.

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

Such a damn fine song :-)

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PFM April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

I think that everytime I hear this song it is a perfect moment.

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Jamie April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

American Pie – the perfect sing along!

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Fishsticks and Fireflies April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE when songs come on the radio that my kids know and want to sing and dance to! If only we were classy enough to listen to Don Maclean instead of Lady Gaga! A perfect moment indeed!

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

Now I love this song even more with the image of you and the kids belting it out, Thanks, Lori!!

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MrsSpock April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

My geek friends and I in high school always liked this song for its reference to the matching band refusing to yield. A good sing-out-loud song.

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Sunny April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

To be totally honest, I am not a big fan of this song. I have negative associations with it from high school.

But I love the image of Reed bridging a connection between the future and those past events (all of which precede him!).

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