The last few days of my senior year in college I did considerable amount of reflecting over the previous four years. I had some great times at SSU and UMASS Amherst and made some wonderful friends, most of which I am blessed to still be in close touch with today. During that period of reflecting I wrote the following poem which, soon after, I put to melody. It’s called “Windsong.” I particularly enjoy singing the chorus lyrics because I truly think they sum up a person’s feelings about good memories.
I hope these lyrics inspire you to reflect on the good memories of your past and encourage you to reach out and connect again with old friends.
So this turning point of ours has reached its mile … leading out into the next.
What if our circumstances hadn’t been the right … place and time … would we still be friends today?
Treasured thoughts and memories will provide me … with the oils to paint your pictures.
I’ll hang them on my wall and take a look … when I need your smile … to lift me up again.
I wish someone had told me … (just) how quickly time can fly.
Rarely do we notice … what we finally realize … and I hope it was all worth every minute.
I’ll keep our crazy sense of humor on my mind (yeah)
And send you copies of the pictures.
Now I wish you all a world happiness … after all we’ve made … we’ve outgrown each other … (to Chorus)
Lyrics by B.W. Gibson (Brian Gibson) 6-1998