Flower On The Water

I've been reflective, spending some quiet time and sending Blessings to all those affected by the Bali bombings, 10 years ago today.

After singing "Waltzing Matilda" at the first annual Memorial Service in Bali, John Williamson visited the site of the attack. He noted some words written at the scene and the song "Flower On The Water" was born. Not only are the lyrics beautiful, the music always touches my heart.

Click here to visit John's site and you can hear a little of the song.

Flower On The Water
By John Williamson

To hear your voice, to see you smile
To sit and talk to you awhile
To be together the same old way
That would be our greatest wish today

To hear you laugh, to hear you cry
Or just a chance to say 'goodbye'
To say the things we didn't say
That would be our greatest wish today

But all we can do is throw a flower on the water
Look for the sun through the rain
Lay a little frangipani gentle on the water
Remember how we loved you

To comb your hair, to lace your shoes
Buy some flowers, let you choose
A phone call when you're away
Just to see if you're okay

"Awakening" photograph by Sammy Nuttall

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