|© 2011 Karen F. Rose Moon Shadow, oil on canvas, 8x8"|
When I think of that summer, I remember taking walks back from the village to the home where I was staying.
Richard Harris singing McArthur's Park played over and over again on the radio.
Didn't know the meaning of the song, but it's etched into my memory along with the German night landscape.
When Carol Marine posted a photo she had taken from a recent trip to Germany as part of the DPW challenge I was stunned.
I felt as though I have been on that road, taking a walk not in the bright sunshine, but in the glow of the moon and it's shadows.
As we walked along that road, the group of us, an American girl who knew little German and her German friends, who knew little English we sang an American song which none of us understood.
"MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again, oh no..."
McArthur's Park lyrics courtesy MetroLyrics.com
Soft edges and a soft focus on a sweet memory from long ago.
Thanks for reminding me Carol.