My Bridge

Yesterday while I was driving my car, I heard Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water and I was pleased as I heard the first few bars because I have always loved the song.  Mostly, it is the musical arrangement and instrumentation that I have liked so well.  I knew  most of the words, but had never really related to them.  As I mentioned in my last post, Metaphor, I think I have mostly had the wind at my back during my life and it wasn’t until I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma that a  big storm arose and I entered into “troubled water.”
I found myself, for some reason, intently listening to the lyrics of the song and it brought me to tears.   As the tears streamed down my face, I realized that my hero and husband of many years, Brent, could have written those words.  He has been my Bridge Over Troubled Water throughout this ordeal. The lyrics of the chorus say, “I will lay me down, like a bridge over troubled water…”  and I feel like that is exactly what he has done for me.  
Even the words, “Sail on silver girl,”  relate to my story of living life with the wind at my back.  It may be that Brent is the wind at my back, always encouraging and loving me.
Coincidentally, Paul Simon wrote this song in 1969, the same year we were married.  Little did I know  as I enjoyed this song in the early years of our marriage that the lyrics would someday come true.  I am, indeed, a fortunate woman. We will be celebrating our 43rd anniversary on June 28th.
Happy Anniversary Brent!
I love you . . .

Lyrics to Bridge Over Troubled Water by Paul Simon, 1969

When you’re weary, feeling small
When tears are in your eyes,
I will dry them all
I’m on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can’t be found 
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down 
When you’re down and out
When you’re on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you
I’ll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around 
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down 
Sail on silver girl
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine
When you need a friend
I’m sailing right behind 
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind