The track above is the title song to my album, Savor the Days. It is a song I wrote after my Uncle Roy died, way too young. Last month, one of my husband’s best friends passed away after a brief and furious battle with cancer. Jonah and he had been like brothers since high school. We flew out to San Francisco in hopes to tell him how much we loved him and to say good-bye. We arrived hours too late. Jonah is thankful that he had gone in April to visit and to cook for the family. This time we cooked a big meal for an informal memorial gathering, and then we spent the rest of the week with the mourning family- dazed, saddened, and appreciative of our friend’s full and loving life.
We ventured out to Muir Woods, and to Golden Gate Park- savoring the Redwoods and the Roses- savoring the days. In the face of Life’s often surprising brevity, this song came to mind again. Friend, I hope you enjoy your moments this summer. I hope you savor the days.