Saturday, February 25, 2012

Kelly's Heroes

Kelly's Heroes was on TV again tonight and the movie's signature song, "Burning bridges" struck a chord in me not struck before.

Maybe it's because I truly listened to the lyrics for the first time, or perhaps what the lyrics were saying finally struck home.

My story of our life and home in Santa Fe http://howibuiltit.blogspot.com/ shows some of what we lost when I burned that bridge. But it's the lost friends that hurt the most.

The above photo shows my much younger(then) wife helping unload pumice blocks for our storage units. She also worked hard and long for what we had.

I sometimes wonder what more I could have accomplished these last forty years had I stayed and continued to build on what I had started.

Burning Bridges:

Friends all tried to warn me
But I held my head up high
All the time they warned me
But I only passed them by
They all tried to tell me
But I guess I didn't care
I turned my back and
Left them standing there

All the burning bridges that have fallen after me
All the lonely feelings and the burning memories
Everyone I left behind each time I closed the door
Burning bridges lost forevermore

Years have passed and I keep thinking
What a fool I've been
I look back into the past and
Think of way back then
I know that I lost everything I thought that I could win
I guess I should have listened to my friends

All the burning bridges that have fallen after me
All the lonely feelings and the burning memories
Everyone I left behind each time I closed the door
Burning bridges lost forevermore

Kelly´s Heroes-Soundtrack(Burning Bridges) - YouTube

It's not good to dwell on such things, but oftentimes it can't be helped.

But it is true: In our twilight years we do not regret the things we did, we regret the things we didn't do.
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2 comments:

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Spent the last of my tears from 30AUG08-19SEP09 lamenting the loss of something I never really had. Eventually you realize we brought nothing in, and we're gonna carry nothing out, and the important things get lost when giving into fear.
There's only one thing certain about life.
I just want to be sure it's all I have to do when it comes.

Bob said...

How true...

We are just a quick flash on the time line of eternity.

Even our planet and our solar system are hardly more than short-lived specks way out on the spiral arm of an average galaxy, which itself is lost in the incomprehensible vastness of the universe.

None of us should get too carried away with ourselves, because in the long run, everything we are, everything we say, everything we do all amounts to zero.

None the less, every moment we waste or squander is lost fovever.

Don't waste this life. Regardless of what the preachers claim, it may indeed be the only one you'll ever have.