Saturday, December 20, 2008

Slipping Through my Fingers

Well, now, I'm all depressed. Just finished watching Mamma Mia. The movie was mostly fluff - the best thing about it (besides the music, of course) was the fact that it was filmed in Greece. And then they played this song:

Schoolbag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile
I watch her go with a surge of that well-known sadness
And I have to sit down for a while
The feeling that Im losing her forever
And without really entering her world
Im glad whenever I can share her laughter
That funny little girl
Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Sleep in our eyes, her and me at the breakfast table
Barely awake, I let precious time go by
Then when shes gone there's that odd melancholy feeling
And a sense of guilt I can't deny
What happened to the wonderful adventures
The places I had planned for us to go (slipping through my fingers all the time)
Well, some of that we did but most we didn't
And why I just don't know
Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture
And save it from the funny tricks of time
Slipping through my fingers...
Slipping through my fingers all the time



This just goes to show how brilliant Abba really was. And it's a timely reminder for me not to let precious moments drift away.

11 comments:

Lisa b said...

oh I know, The was playing at my salon and I was weeping. pathetic!

motherbumper said...

don't get me started - seriously don't (ah crap, it got me) - Mamma Mia is one of my indulgences.

bren j. said...

I love you and your blog, NoMo, but Abba? *shudder*

crazymumma said...

ach, I wanted to post about this after seeing it this summer. I took my girls, and my elder, at eleven turned to me during that song, while I was sniffling. And said, Mummy what is it?
They do grow so very quickly....treasure the small times.

painted maypole said...

i really enjoyed the movie, even though I made lots of fun of the musical when it first came out

Mad said...

The movie was fluff but it was DELICIOUS fluff. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

scarbie doll said...

Watched with my mom, sis and Nate and sobbed at this scene, right in my terrified 3 year-old's face. Awesome.

Woman in a Window said...

Oh boy, my daughter told me tonight that she's moving to the States when she's an adult to live with her cousin on their horse farm. I had always assumed their farm would be up here since we live in farming country. Then she said they'd be much too busy to visit us much but we could visit once a year. My daughter's eight but boy was I pissed at her. I got all pouty thinking, "Well, all this parenting for nothing!" Like the payoff is somehow supposed to be mine. huh -

It all sure is fleeting.

Mimi said...

i bawled and bawled and bawled. it was awful. ruined the whole movie for me. feck!

Jaina said...

I love that song. I loved Mamma Mia though. It's cheesy in some parts, but it's a musical, it's supposed to be. I got the dvd for Christmas and have watched it twice since then. And we'll be watching it out on our desert trip this weekend I think. :)

kittenpie said...

*snorf*
Makes me want to go do some stuff with her RIGHT NOW even though I'm too tired to most of the time right now. sigh.