Friday, March 4, 2011


"Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond." Lyrics by Pink Floyd.

Shine, my word of the week from Andrew

I couldn't help but think of those Pink Floyd lyrics that were the anthem of my youth, when Andrew emailed my word. All week I kept hearing those lyrics singing in my head, when I thought of the word "shine". Why did they keep coming back to me? I like Pink Floyd, but I am not a loyal die hard fan. I remember how someone in my high school year book had put those lines beside her name. Don't ask me how I remember that, as I haven't looked at a yearbook in years, and the one I'm referring to, dates back to 1979. But something stood out about those lines.

Perhaps I like the lyrical feeling they have? The ups and downs and the way it rolls off my tongue. Perhaps I like that it reminds me of a simpler time? Perhaps I like what it implies?

Not a diamond, but beautiful rock crystal.

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