Sunday, August 16, 2009

August 16

Today is the anniversary of the death of Elvis. Having grown up in Mississippi near(ish) Memphis, the date has always had an air of sadness to it. This year, there's even more sadness for me. You see, it's also the anniversary of my daddy's birth, only he isn't here to celebrate it. It's the first birthday since he's been gone, and it's been a little harder than I thought it would be. It's not like we usually had a big celebration. I would just call him on his birthday, and if I were in town, I'd go by. No big deal. Perhaps that's where the hard part comes in...what would I have done last year if I'd known it would be his last? What would I have done all the other times?

Because Elvis is a love of mine, I wanted to post a performance. I think this song is especially poignant today.

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