May 31, 2010

Monday Mini-Sermon

Memories, like the corners of my mind,
Misty, water-colored memories of the way we were.
Scattered pictures,
Of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we gave to one another
for the way we were.

Can it be that it was all so simple then?
Or has time re-written every line?
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell me, would we? could we?

Memories, may be beautiful and yet
What's to painful to remember
We simply choose to forget.

So it's the laughter
We will remember
Whenever we remember...
The way we were.

-from "The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand
Lyrics by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, and Marvin Hamlisch