The Sunshine #8-2 Apr/May 2017

More Than This

“I could feel at the time
There was no way of knowing
Fallen leaves in the night
Who can say where they’re blowing
As free as the wind
And hopefully learning
Why the sea on the tide
Has no way of turning”

‘More Than This’, written and sung by Bryan Ferry, is a 1982 single by the English rock band Roxy Music. It was released as the first single from their final album, Avalon, and was the group’s last Top 10 UK hit (peaking at #6). Although it only reached #102 in the United States, it remains one of Roxy Music’s best-known songs in America.

This simple yet complex love song implies meeting someone and feeling at the time that, who knows where we, like fallen leaves, will blow to. So it points out rightly, that it is living in the moment, soaking up and appreciating the love that matters, hence the refrain “more than this, there is nothing”.

The moment is so precious since it is all that we have. Love is the only thing there is. And, “like a dream in the night, who can say where we are going”? It could all be gone tomorrow, “there was no way of knowing”.

In the end, there is nothing more important than the love you share with someone, the moments together. More than this, there is nothing. – KD

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Welcome to the April/May edition of The Sunshine Express! I am glad that you are here. Come on in, take your shoes off, get comfortable and enjoy all of the fine treats that we have gathered here for your enjoyment. It is a busy time of year with Spring in full bloom and Summer on the horizon. With rafting and gardening and vacation planning and so much more to do it can be overwhelming and yet so much fun too.

Be sure to check out the exciting article on page 4 about how the Dolores River will for the first time in over a decade have enough flow to be raftable. Also, it is time once again to ‘Take Mom Fishing!’ to the Miramonte Mother’s Day Fishing Derby on Sunday, May 14 from 6a-3p. Look for entry forms on our website or sign up at the lake the day of the derby. Once again the person who weighs in the longest trout will win $500 cash, with more prizes to be won from area merchants, and only $10 any age to enter. See you there!

On a personal note, I am happy for and send blessings to my fourth Neice, who I’ve just been told is expecting a baby. This will be the second grandchild for my younger brother, who was so excited that he made me promise to announce it here! So there you go. Congratulations and may the baby live long and prosper. Amen.

Ok folks, go forth and have a most excellent fun filled, happy Spring. Easter blessings to you and always keep smiling, because you are loved! – KingDaddy

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