Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Deep Purple

It's been a while since I added a song to my blog soundtrack, but I have a new one to add. It's been running through (what's left of) my mind tonight, as soon as my son and I emerged victorious from our belt tests. We have reached the purple belt rank, which means a lot of fun things:

1. We've jumped from beginner levels to an intermediate level, so it's a milestone to be proud of;
2. At purple rank we also begin wearing a black uniform, so I won't see the Sta-Puff Marshmallow Ninja in the mirror anymore!
3. It's the ultimate neuro test (memory, coordination, strength, and balance get challenged) and a marvel that I am doing this long after my statistical expiration date;
4. It was another fun mother/son bonding moment, achieving this goal together; and
5. It's a nod to my Donny Osmond fan club days, when I was ten years old and wore purple socks and had my bedroom decorated with purple flowers.

Put together purple, Donny Osmond, and my September MRI finding of NEDP (No Evidence of Disease Progression -- or "knee deep"), and it's no wonder that "Deep Purple" is singing in my head:

When the deep purple falls
Over sleepy garden walls
And the stars begin to twinkle in the sky
In the mist of a memory you wander back to me
Breathing my name with a sigh

In the still of the night once again I hold you tight
Though you're gone
Your love lives on when moonlight beams
And as long as my heart will beat
Sweet lovers we'll always meet
Here in my deep purple dreams


Swan Mom said...

Hey Krista -
My neighbor, who is just our age, mentioned that song to me last week. We were trying really hard to remember the words, but we butchered it. Trust you to set us straight.
Glad you're well. Prayers and hugs,

Anonymous said...

Hey Krista,

Good to hear from you and glad to hear about the latest good news from your front. I thought about you guys last night as it wasn't that long ago both Jacob and I were spiders for halloween. What a blessing it was to live close for those couple of years. Our prayers and well wishes continue in you and your families direction.

Tim, Melanie, Sydne, McKenna, and Rylie.