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Age: 37
Sign: Cancer

State: South Carolina
Country: US
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Wednesday, September 03, 2008 

The Sounds of Forever Passing
Current mood:  melancholy
Category: Life

Some things in life seem like they will always be there, unchanging constants.  Even when they're not an important part of one's life, it's still reassuring to know some things will always be there.  Lately I'm thinking about the permanent sounds, especially voices - but of course those aren't around forever.

As a kid, I could hardly care about the sports dad had on, but now the sound of Ernie Harwell calling a Tigers game, or Sid Abel working a Red Wings broadcast, bring back vivid memories of drives through the country or the city.  I stared out the window and watched foxes run through retired farm fields, or dirty snow piles melting on the road side.  Nobody gets to hear those sounds any more.

A few notable figures have passed away lately, each of them taking a bit of my world with them.  Talking with friends recently, I remembered some others who lent generously to the soundtrack of that life.  Jim Henson slipped away with a number of precious characters, and when Mel Blanc died, well, that was genocide!

So, life goes on.  But this week it goes on in a world without Don LaFontaine.

[sorry, I just couldn't resist!  ;-)  ]

3:56 PM

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