Tuesday, April 5, 2011

D for Dusty

And her song that I listened to everyday - one that gave me hope, when a loved one left.

It was also the time I made great friends in the blogsphere.  Friends who had tirelessly given me comfort, and had offered prayers and encouragement in my time of troubles.  
For your kindness, I'm eternally grateful.

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Wan Sharif said...

I love D for Dusty Springfield, I mean her song.. If you go away.. it is one of my favorite.
I did not go much for C - C for camouflage.. for I know you may be the one who is doing the camouflage - hiding away the pain..
If it is any consolation may be we can look again at the Hasan AlBanna's principles; especially the 3rd, 4th and the 5th.. my previous entry..
There is definitely little room for forgiveness when it come to deception and betrayal.. but loneliness is mother of all... and we definitely want His forgiveness when it is time for us to face Him.. Non?!.
Dig hard for that piece of strength and courage to forgive and time may heal ....
May Allah give us courage and strength ...

Ohiofarmgirl said...

D is also for determination to keep marching along in the face of adversity. Onward and upward, dear friend!

Mercy a.k.a Rogue said...

I hadnt heard this song before now, so thanks for sharing. It has a lovely message.

sue said...

I'd forgotten how beautifully she sings, and the power of the songs is wonderful.

I haven't been in the blogosphere very long, but am enjoying the friendships enormously.


I finally worked out how to do that! :)

secret agent woman said...

I have always liked this song, but grew up hearing another version of it. A man, but I can't for the life of me think who it was. I can hear it in my head. That's going to torment me.

Grandpa said...

Wan Sharif - And I thought I was the only one who stayed up late! I was selling yesterday's harvest till late. Talking about which the season will come to an end soon, I really would like you to try some. When you come over (bring your whole family - children will love the rambutans) I'll pass you the book too for YOU HAVE WON!

Beautiful words from you Wan. I'm amused at how true that camouflage thing is. You hide your pain as you go about your worldly chores, as in the saying: "luka di tangan nampak berdarah, luka di hati tiada siapa yg tahu.." (Bleeding on your hand is for everyone to see, but your heart bleeds alone..), also
"Berat mata memandang berat lagi bahu memikul" (You could see I'm carrying a heavy load, my shoulders feel the burden even more..)

I wrote somewhere that I'm not tampering with fate anymore, I leave it to Him, and I take cognizance of AlBanna's - thanks for reminding.

And thank you for the suggestions too. May He guide us along the righteous path.

Grandpa said...

Ohiofarmgirl - you have been a constant companion through it all. I can't thank you enough, but I know kindness has a way of returning the giver blessings many times over. I wish you well pal.

Mercy - you are welcome.

Grandpa said...

Sue - I never grew tired listening to it.
Great to have you as a friend too.

I imagine a happy sweet smile exactly as in your photo there when you cracked that code!

secret agent woman - yes, a number of male singers render it.

secret agent woman said...

Neil Diamond - that's who I was trying to remember.

L'Aussie said...

Hey Grandpa I love Dusty Springfield and I can understand the significance of this song for you at this time. If it helps, great, but time will help assuage the pain a little.

At first I thought of Dusty, Slim. Do you know this icon of Aussie C & W music. He's pretty good.

My D post will be up around 7pm.

Thanks for travelling with me.


L'Aussies Travel Blog A - Z Challenge

Roberto said...

Apa khabar!

... I have to agree with all comments about Dusty. Loved her.
Grandpa, if I may suggest, you can widen your sidebar so your photos fit! Go to your Template Designer - via Design screen - Adjust Widths. That'll fix your over-flow!

Terih ma Kasih, Pak.

Grandpa said...

L'Aussie - Hi Denise, songs entertain and are a reprieve for my troubles. Then hopefully time will take over the healing process. Thanks for being here when I needed you most.

I'm afraid I can't remember Slim Dusty. Will look him up.

Will look out for your 'D' - my guess would be Denmark :)

Grandpa said...

Roberto - Hello, khabar baik, terima kasih. Selamat Datang ke Kebun - sekarang durian sedang panen.

Thanks for the tip

Her highness, Samantha VĂ©rant said...

I love Dusty! But I don't think I've ever heard this song before! And Grandpa, I'm glad I've "virtually" met you too!

Grandpa said...

Her highness - there are many versions of this song but I like this one best.
It has been a pleasure knowing you, and following your journey, Sam.

Anonymous said...

I've never heard this song before. But I do like Dusty's voice and wow look at her hair! I'm glad her song helped you.

Grandpa said...

Hi Nikki, what got me is the voice and the lyrics, not so much the hair. In fact I would prefer if it is not so high like that of mama Simpson's ...lol

Roberto said...

Looks great now, Grandpa.
I'm Following your blog, now. Looking forward to reading more.
Selamat malam.

Alison Stevens said...

I'm not familiar with the song, either, but it's lovely. It's amazing how a song can comfort and give hope. Hang in there.

Kathy said...

He Grandpa,
I know the song, but had never heard Dusty's version....lovely indeed and obviously very meaningful!!
Great choice for the A to Z Challenge. I do hope your healing continues!
I found you with the ‘surprise me’ button. I’m a new follower of yours. I'd love to have you check out my take on the A to Z Challenge, comment and follow, if you'd like.
Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

Grandpa said...

Roberto, yes, so much better now. I didn't like the old look but didn't know what to do until you told me. Thanks for that, and for following.
Selamat malam.

Alison, it is a nice and meaningful song, rendered beautifully. Thank you;

Kathy, Hi welcome to The Farm! I think I'll get over it soon enough. Thank you for following. Will check out your blog right away.

Joylene Butler said...

Beautiful song. I'm aging myself, but I remember when she was young and first on American television. I remember my older sister's friends play the record over and over again. Nice memories. Thanks, Grandpa.

Talli Roland said...

Beautiful song - very fitting for D.

Happy Frog and I said...

Excellent choice for D, I thoroughly approve. Delightful!

caterpillar said...

A very nice, soothing song...

Grandpa said...

Joylene - You are welcome!

Happy Frog and I,
Thank you all!