all the little lights

All The Little Lights
Passenger
All The Little Lights

Well yesterday I had a bit of a family reunion to see my brother off. He’s on his way back to Japan… Still riding off the high from the previous day I was more then happy to see everyone again. But after a set of photographs and a few arguments with my Dad I thought of this song.

Now that I’m sitting down and processing the photos I just can’t help but look at all the little lights I feel in my heart. There were definitely some that remained burning strongly yesterday… And some that went out that day. We look so happy in these photos but I know that it’s a poor reflection of reality. Sigh…. Even as adults I can’t believe that we still can’t act that way when we’re together. I guess that’ll be a prayer on my lips till all the lights burn out one day.

Favorite Lyrics:

One went out when uncle ben got his tumour
We used to fish and I fish no more
Though he will not return
I know one still burns
On a fishing boat off the new jersey shore
On a fishing boat off the new jersey shore