I am compelled to post an email I received from Judy Unger. She sent me another of her songs and I am deeply touched by her caring, generosity and talent. I would like to share the beautiful words and song with the Blogging world. Thank you Judy!!
I have not stopped thinking of you all day.
When I came home and saw your post about my song, I was floored. You have received hundreds of beautiful messages – sharing my words as you did caused me to weep. Mostly because I had desperately hoped that I could help you in some way.
This horrible time you are going through does carry such a weight. The clock ticking with VIcky’s final moments can be heard all the way into my home from across the world.
So I am going to keep sharing with you in any way to help you.
When I was losing my mother to dementia, I wrote another special song. This song also carries many levels, as did Set You Free. Set You Free was about having the courage to let go and admitting how hard it was, despite acceptance. I related it to many people – even my soon to be ex-husband. But mostly to setting myself free from grief.
This other song, “Memory Of Love” carries the major theme of many of my longs. That is holding onto love. Even though I wrote Memory Of Love with my mother in mind, I always pictured it as a song about someone who was dying.
That was a prophecy therefore, about helping you.
I think you’ll appreciate this song, because it honestly expresses the fear and sadness that you are alone with. As much as you are holding Vicky’s hand – she is leaving and you must hide so many feelings from her. I hope my song can comfort you.
THE MEMORY OF LOVE
Original Song by Judy Unger, Copyright 2010
How can I tell you?
I’m sad you’re leaving me
I miss the way you used to be
I’ve lost you somewhere
I’m lonely and I cannot share
I can’t tell you, so instead I just pretend
it’s easier that way than to face the end
I’ve tried so hard to accept
as you fade away, I’ve slowly wept
I feel, I sense, there’s so much fear
I try to be brave, as you disappear from here
I cannot see you,
you’ve become transparent
I ache and wonder where you went
I know you can’t hear my cries
with deaf ears and vacant eyes
I pray, I wish, you were aware
so when I feel despair
the memory of love
so even if you’re not aware
the memory of love is always there