Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Amid The Falling Snow

Lyrics to Amid The Falling Snow 

~ Enya

How I remember sleepless nights
When we would read by candlelight,
And on the windowpane outside
A new world made of snow;

A million feathers falling down,
A million stars that touch the ground,
So many secrets to be found
Amid the falling snow.

Maybe I am falling down.
Tell me should I touch the ground?
Maybe I won't make a sound
In the darkness all around.

The silence of a winter's night
Brings memories I hold inside;
Remembering a blue moonlight
Upon the fallen snow.

Maybe I am falling down.
Tell me should I touch the ground?
Maybe I won't make sound
In the darkness all around.

I close my window to the night.
I leave the sky her tears of white.
And all is lit by candlelight
Amid the falling snow

I was so pleased to find the lyrics to the song that is playing from my play list right now, so  I can share those words with you. For some with hearing problems, the words can be elusive. I have been a fan of Enya's music since the first time that I heard her. Enya's music has always seemed to calm me no matter what was weighing on my mind or on my heart. When my mother died from cancer in 2001, I found myself sleepless most nights as I laid in bed at night, a lifetime of memories of my mother played through my mind. It was almost as if I had to keep replaying those memories over and over so I wouldn't loose even the smallest detail from any of them. I just didn't seem to be able to turn them on and off. I started listening to Enya as I struggled to sleep and the music seemed to wash over me with a calmness that allowed me to drift off to sleep.

Our winter storm of 2011 did arrive yesterday as forecast. I just wish that the previous snow had been melted away before it got here. Here on JD's Mountain we tend to have temperatures that run a few degrees colder than what is just 5 miles down at the base. That difference between living in the clouds and those five miles down has often meant that we will still have snow for two weeks after it is gone everywhere else. We are so thankful though that the county is as a rule, very quick and dependable about cleaning our road and keeping it cleared. 

This is especially important to me today since I have a follow-up appointment to discuss the findings of an MRI I had recently. I have been having some health issues and hopefully this appointment will be able to explain the cause and treatment of at least some of those health issues. I am trying to take a positive attitude and trust that I will be able to "Share The Joy Thursday".    

A special welcome to my new friends and followers of Moodscapes, as well as my long time friends and followers. I hope that you will always be able to find something positive here to take with you as you travel through your day. At least a smile and the warmth of friendship to hold you over until your next visit.

~Winter Blessings To All ~ 


Lynn said...

Hi Jo,
The lyrics are lovely. So soothing and restful. I hope you are feeling better and that soon you'll find a course of treatment for your health issues. May God's peace surround you tonight. Thanks for your sweet comment and visit to Cottage and Creek.
~ Lynn

Vee said...

I am going to listen and read the lyrics. I agree with you, the words to songs can be elusive. Sounds mighty cold in your corner, too. Stay cozy.

PEA said...

I've always loved Enya's music as well, I find it so soothing so I can understand why it made you feel better listening to it after your mom's death. Music is so much a part of my life and it's what has saved me through some tough times:-)

I've always envied anyone living up in the mountains since it's something I would love but then I guess the winter months would be harder to deal with. Stay safe my friend. xoxo