Monday, October 19, 2009

Music Monday - Gyspy by Fleetwood Mac

Gypsy has been a very special song to me since the first time that I heard it.... it has always made me think of my aunt... her name was Valerie and she was just a year older than me. We grew up together like sisters. We spent many special times together dancing, singing, just playing and being lil girls. Halloween was always one of our favorite times and on one of our last ones together she dressed up like a gypsy. She was such a special and magickal lil girl. At the the age of 12 it was discovered that she had a brain tumor... about 6 months later she was gone from us. She has been gone now longer than she ever lived in this life... but I love her and miss her still. My heart aches for my best childhood friend.... I cry for the times we never got to spend together.... the lost memories we should have shared. Though she never heard this song... or of Stevie Nicks or Fleetwood Mac... I consider this her song.... she was my gypsy.... my best friend.... my sister.....

"She was just a wish... she was just.. a.. wish... and her memory is all that is left for you now... you see your gypsy..."

Tomorrow would have been her 46th birthday... my own birthday is later this month... so October was our month... and today I want to dedicate this song to her....

Years after hearing Gypsy for the first time I learned that it was written about Stevie's best friend Robin who had leukemia. Robin too is gone from this lifetime... but I know that Stevie's heart aches for her best friend.... her gypsy.... as well.

To Robin and Valerie... and "the gypsies that remain"... your memories dance in my heart....


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Lyrics | Fleetwood Mac lyrics - Gypsy lyrics


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A Lil Enchanted,
~LaShan~

7 comments:

Wendy Hawksley said...

An "oldie" (not really... LOL), AND a goodie!

KAT said...

My favorite all time Stevie song, now, made even more special by the lovely dedication you gave.

To all the "Gypsies" that remain in our hearts.... HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!

Take care,
Kat

Frugal Vicki said...

You just brought tears to my eyes, that was a wonderful tribute to your cousin!

stevie-nicks-news.com said...

That's a very touching account of what Stevie's song means to you. I enjoy reading how music helps us heal a little. Gypsy and Sara seem to be two of the most commonly cited Stevie Nicks songs that are extremely special to people. Another fan posted why Gypsy is special to her on my fan site. You might enjoy reading it.

Best wishes, Vivienne

Maria @ Conversations with Moms said...

Wow! i haven't heard that song in a long time. Thanks for the memories.

Becki said...

What a beautiful tribute to your aunt. And I hadn't known the background on the song either - thanks :)

PJ said...

la shan, you have written a beautiful tribute with the perfect song. much love to you my friend!