Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Between Here and Gone

Tonight the moon came up, it was nearly full
Way down here on Earth, I could feel it's pull
The weight of gravity, or just the lure of light
Made me want to leave my only home tonight

I'm just wondering how we know where we belong
Is it in a photograph, or a dashboard's poet's song
Will I have missed my chance to right some ancient wrong
Should I find myself between here and gone

Now I could grab my keys, peel out my in truck
With every saint on board bringing me their luck
I could drive too fast like a midnight thief
As if there was a way to outrun the grief

I'm just wondering how we know where we belong
In a song that's left behind, in a dream I couldn't wake from
Could I have felt the brush of a souls that's passing on
Somewhere in between here and gone

Up above me
Wayward angels
A blur of wings and grace

One for courage
One for safety
One for 'just in case'

I thought a light went out, but now a candle shines
I thought my tears wouldn't stop, then I dried my eyes
And after all of this, the truth that holds me here
Is that this emptiness is something not to fear

Yeah, I keep wondering how we know where we belong
After all the journeys made and the journeys yet to come
When I feel like giving up instead of going on
Somewhere in between...

Yeah, I'm just wondering how we know where we belong
Is it in the arc of the moon leaving shadows on the lawn
In the path of fireflies and a single bird at dawn
Singing in between here and gone

Mary Chapin Carpenter
In case you missed this, it's my post on my state of mind here....What I've learned.

This is long, over 5 minutes but it is worth a listen if you have never heard it before.
Here and Gone


  1. so beautiful. thanks for sharing.

    hugs to you catmama.

    emma and buster

  2. Thank you for the eloquent words from this beautiful artist.

  3. Lovely words and beautiful pictures!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

  4. A heartfelt post for beautiful Abby.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  5. An absolutely beautiful post, Angel Abby, the photos and the text. I hope designing this post helped to heal your heart just a little more.

  6. So beautiful - and we're so glad it's brought you comfort....

  7. furry beautiful - I miss mine sweet tuxie angel Abby efurry day.

    purrrss n nosekisses forefur - your adoring floofy cocoapuff meezerman Sammy

  8. Very beautiful post....we miss Angel Abby too. Mom has always loved Mary Chapin Carpenter.
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  9. You just elevated my entire overcast day, lifting spirits with this lovely song and photographs.. .thank you so much for this!

    Sending love and purrs,

    Julie, Anastasia, Tinker, Chopin and Angel Tom xx

  10. That was just lovely and a good remembrance of Abby. Well done. What a lucky cat she was to have all of your love. Take care.

  11. abby sends her loves back....ten thousand fold...pleez ta see her candle; her sended bak two ewe ~~~

    Dude & Sauce

  12. That is a beautiful song and photos.

  13. I lost my Dash there, I don't know if I will get him back. I wish he hadn't gone. I want him back so very much. Life is not the same without my lovely boy.


  14. Beautiful song and beautiful post. (I find it so hard not to fear the emptiness...)

  15. Simply beautiful! Purrs...

  16. Yours and Dash's mommy both gave me leaky eyes.

  17. I agree, beautiful and heart touching.

  18. I was not familiar with this song, thanks for posting it. Someday's I float between here and gone, and up to now I've always chosen "here" though sometimes I don't know why. It just seems like it might be easier to be "gone" , but that's depression talking today.
    Thanks Abby's Mom.

  19. Yo! I cam to visit Boo. How's she doing?

  20. Unfortunately, you can't outrun what is inside you! We still purr for you.


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