As I write these liner notes, my family and I are in the process of packing things up preparing to put our house on the market. This exercise makes me keenly aware of how much stuff we fill our lives with. The memorabilia is great – I’m glad to have a record of the major events that have comprised my life and the lives of the people I love most dearly. But it all tends to get stuffed away, its sole purpose being to stimulate that proverbial “walk down memory lane” once every few years. Maybe those walks will become more frequent as I get older and have more time. But maybe not. And what happens to all that stuff when I’m gone? Will anyone rummage through my boxes? Will they do it more than once? And what happens when those people are gone too? Will anybody care? Is anybody reading this right now? Is anybody listening?
This house, your history Everything you ever did And thought and got and nurtured It's all here In the closet and the basement The overflowing shoeboxes and dresser drawers It's all here You saved every letter Every photograph Every birthday card and valentine It's all here Every program from our concerts And our plays It's all here but who will ever have the time To read them? You took notes at church Flowing cursive notes in tiny spiral notebooks They're all here Notes on the scriptures Offering hope In the afterlife You saved every letter Every photograph Every birthday card and valentine It's all here Every program from our concerts And our plays It's all here but who will ever have the time To read them? You saved ever letter But who will ever have the time To read them?
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