Can’t Take That Away from Me

blue sky Bruce walked down the path, just plain packed earth .  The path wound through a light forest,  absorbing his steps and so he moved silently.

Sunlight patches here and there were like stepping through hot wading pools at the ocean.  All around him, birds twittering and squirrels chirps but none of this smashed the peace and calm of his surroundings.

It was moments like these that Bruce recharged upon. The serene peace in the forest somehow lifting his spirits effortlessly, calming his thoughts. lifting up moments.

It had been three years since the funeral, all the stages of grief just speed bumps in his past. The memories of moments shared now had no sting, or not much.

Isn’t it nice that we have the moments tucked away inside us?

Life only has one direction but so many little things do trigger his memories.   Bruce felt deeply thankful for the memories, secure locked in his heart.

Funny the little moments that tweaked his face into a grin. When they had a flat tire in the rain and she defused the situation with a song and dance while he changed the tire.

Then there was the one time she came to his work in a gorilla suit and delivered flowers and sang “Dancing in the Rain” for his birthday.  He pretended to be embarrassed, but inside his heart sang – he loved her for it.

The way you wear your hat
The way you sip your tea
The memory of all that
No, no they can’t take that away from me
The way your smile just beams
The way you sing off key
The way you haunt my dreams
No, no they can’t take that away from me

Bruce left the path and sat down on a beach log to watch the waves, and ducks, always in pairs. With a deep sigh, after peeking around to check he was alone – he sang the Frank Sinatra”s Can’t Take that Away from Me.”

Recharged he rose and headed back to the car,  feeling refreshed and smiling. A little laugh on his lips. She loved the oldies, and let him sing in the car, no matter how flat and off key he was.

Photo by Roxanne EarleyBut time to mosey forward, so Bruce took off this memory cloak and tucked it away for another path, and another beach.

He knew he can float through memory land again anytime because she is just there, Just a breath away,  he won’t forget the way she smiled just so.

No, no, They can’t take that away from me, 

Thanks for reading, if you want to enjoy Sinatra croon this song, click here Comments always appreciated.

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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17 Responses to Can’t Take That Away from Me

  1. Lasting memories 💙

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  2. Julie says:

    This is lovely Dave xxx

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  3. I’ve noticed you Iike you music.

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  4. Jennie says:

    Wonderful post and a favorite song.

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  5. ComputerBook says:

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  6. lisakunk says:

    I really love this and feel like I was supposed to read your post today. I live in Charlotte North Carolina and I am a part of the Charlotte Singers, a group of about 70 people who just enjoy music to the hilt. We have a concert tonight and guess what is my favorite song in the concert. You got it. They can’t take that away from me. That is one fine song.

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      Thank you so much for your comment. We are many miles apart but we are close in the music we love. I hope you’re concert is exceptionally wonderful. Have a wonderful day. Thanks for visiting

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  7. maxlcrepeau says:

    PDRTJS_settings_3540578_comm_1440={“id”:3540578,”unique_id”:”wp-comment-1440″,”title”:”Wonderful%20post%20and%20a%20favorite%20song… js”>I do like music but my music likes are maybe old fashioned to some.

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  8. gumersindo says:

    PDRTJS_settings_3540578_comm_1440={“id”:3540578,”unique_id”:”wp-comment-1440″,”title”:”Wonderful%20post%20and%20a%20favorite%20song… js”>I do like music but my music likes are maybe old fashioned to some. —

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  9. leroyjhunt says:

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  10. dfolstad58 says:

    Reblogged this on Life and Random Thinking and commented:

    No, no, you can’t take that away from … 🌻🌻🌻


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