Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Lovechild~ Memories of Never Never Land with Andrew Wood

According to Greek Mythology~

In the beginning there was only chaos. Then out of the void appeared Erebus, the unknowable place where death dwells. All else was empty, silent, endless, dark. Then somehow love was born, bringing a state of order. From love came light and day. Once there was light and day... the Earth appeared.

So come with me where dreams are born 
and time is never planned 
and think of happy things 
and your heart will fly on wings 
forever! In Never Ever Land!

Peter Pan 

People often ask me what I miss about Andy. I miss his fantasy world. If you think about it, he invented "fantasy football." We shared most of our clothes and loved to dress up together and talk about how it would be to live in another time, another place. We were great for each others' creativity. When he wrote a new song, I was always excited to hear it and sat anxiously awaiting with my red sharpie to edit any lyrics I did not approve of. Anyone who was lucky enough to know him knows his sense of humor was unmatched, so of course I miss that too.

These days my own fantasy world and my real world have meshed~ I have lots of wonderful imaginary and real creatures in my life who keep the torch lit with their dedication to music and art and in a strange way, I've never felt closer to Andy.

You know that place between sleep and awake 
That place where you can still remember dreaming
That's where I will always love you 
That's where I will be waiting 


Happy Birthday Lovechild, you are dearly loved and missed by myself  and others that knew you. You bring us laughter as well as sadness~ the truth is people need both. And most importantly you are inspiring new generations of musicians and music lovers with the music you left behind.

Siempre Contigo, Stargazer