Sunday 4 July 2010

And count every beautiful thing we can see

Just a quick Sunday evening thing of beauty for you all.
We love this album in my family and even Frank picks up his ukelele and plinks and plonks as we all sing along to this song.
He knows a fair bit of the first part of it by heart, just by dint of us playing it and singing along at home.
It is at once grounding and heart-breaking and uplifting.
The original on the album is just glorious but this stunning version, I think, may be a strong contender for the prize too!Today we cycled out to a grass track cycle meet and as we lay in the sun, and a bit under the shade of a tree, Andrew said to Frank "Count all the beautiful things you can see" and was immediately understood and answered with, "the sky, the trees, that pretty cloud" .

Here is the snippet we all sing to most:

What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all round the sun
What a beautiful dream
That could flash on the screen
In the blink of an eye and be gone from me
Soft and sweet
Let me hold it close and keep it here with me
And one day we will die
And our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea
But for now we are young
Let us lay in the sun
And count every beautiful thing we can see
Love to be
In the arms of all I'm keeping here with me
Wishing you all music to soothe and provide balm, whatever your need.
P.S. I return tomorrow with chocolate beetroot cake!


  1. That song always brings a tear to my eyes..I so love that record and that song in particular. Frank is so adorable btw! Sound like you had a lovely day..

  2. We did have a lovely day. Mostly spent at home but with just an hour out to see the cycling.

  3. What a beautiful song. And a beautiful boy for immediately recognizing all the glorious things around him. :)

  4. Well, you'll get no argument from me, Meri, on either of your very sound points!