Start it all over again…

It is my birthday today! Thank you dear friends for your cards, messages and presents.

Not so long ago around this time I was in hospital recovering from nearly drowning. So each new year is one of added blessing.

Today though my mind is on my lovely daughter, in the middle of preliminary exams for her highers. It is a rollercoaster of fear, hope, defeat, optimism, confidence, hopelessness. Today she was given a bad result, and also struggled through a maths exam.

So today I offer her the words of a song from a Heidi Talbot album that Michaela gave me-

I’m the sea that surrounds you
the garden that grounds you
the sun and the wind and the rain
I am every season
you’re every reason
to start it all over again

Soon you’ll sail a wild river
we’ll set sail together
and oceans will call out your name
and by stars you will follow
your hopes for tomorrow
and start it all over again

And if you stagger or stumble
if dreams start to crumble
I’ll pick up the pieces of pain
I will cradle you cry with you
pray that you’ll try to just
start it all over again

Who has eyes that can see
all the things you could be?
who has ears for the sweetest refrain?
may your heart sing forever
where the sea meets the river
and start it all over again

Karine Polwart

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