Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Tivoli

I've been reminiscent of my childhood lately for some reason. Maybe it's because the boys are to the age where they will begin remembering their childhood experiences. Or maybe as an artist I have this need to create something and writing is a whole lot less messy and not something the boys can get in to or destroy and it's easy clean up afterwards. Not to mention something I've ever really done before but enjoy nonetheless. All I need is a guitar and a spiral bound note book to get "sketching."

So about 6 months ago, I took some time to write down some of my childhood memories. This led into creating a free verse poem about some of those experiences wrapped into one. Both of these I hope to share with you eventually. But for now, I have something totally out of my comfort zone for sharing but figured this was the place if there ever was one. So enjoy or turn your speakers down.


  1. Anna!!!! EEEEE!!!! I love this. The melody is sooo catching and the lyrics are wonderful. great work, girl!! Wish I could toss in some harmonies with you on that chorus!

  2. Anna,
    You have brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. Thank you for sharing such a great memory.
    I wish that you could come home to this wonderful place and bring the boys to have the same experiences.
    Me and Larry did do something good when we moved there. Times and things were simple, the way they are suppose to be just the way you expressed in the words and the love that the song expresses.

    Thank you for sharing, you are truly a gifted daughter.

    luv, luv.

  3. I don't think I've heard you sing since church camp. I forgot how lovely your voice is. I love the song and am so happy to be part of that "we."

  4. Thanks Ashley. What a generous comment. I never knew you thought that way back then. A little bit of encouragement goes a long way. You have no idea.

  5. Anna, so fun to hear this sweet song. I am glad that I got to experience that fun place! I still remember fondly our 10 year old weekend. Great stroll down memory lane!

  6. Wonderful!! I love your voice. Makes me think of sitting around the fire at Jasper.