Friday, June 5, 2020

Still Missing You, 27 Years Later

I've posted a lot of pictures of poor, suffering Mudpie being photo bombed by my Conway collection. Sometimes the expression on her face makes it look like she truly believes he's stalking her. (She should be so lucky!)

But of all the pictures I've taken of the two loves of my life together, this one is my favorite. Mudpie is gazing up at my new clock, seeming to say either, "I know how much Mommy loves you and I'll try to be more understanding" OR "what's the big deal about you, anyways?" I choose to believe it's the former.


Even after all these years this is a very difficult day for me. I still remember my 15 year old self sitting on the couch that morning, hearing the news on my ever-present portable radio, thinking it couldn't possibly true. I had tickets to finally seem him in concert in September. He couldn't be gone. As devastated as I was then, I still didn't feel as deeply about him as I do now, so I don't even know how I'd handle it today.

It's said that music is the language of the soul, and Conway's voice touches my soul. He was taken from us far, far, far too soon, yet he continues to live on in the hearts of so many, as all truly great artists do. 


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20 comments:

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I understand at least a little bit. Music has always helped me feel, deal, and express my feelings. Ironic then that I've never been to a big show. I remember the Summer before college, I got tickets to Smashing Pumpkins and like a week before the concert, one of the band members had an overdose. It's not the same as your situation - I didn't hold SP above all other metal/alternative-ish bands - but I know I missed out.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Mum can definitely relate to this post. She feels the same about Elvis Presley, John Lennon and George Michael. She was only 11 when Elvis died.

Peaches and Paprika said...

We love country music too and totally understand where you're coming from!!! Our human is from Oklahoma and it's really big there!

The Island Cats said...

Even though he was a celebrity and not a close family member, deaths like this can still cause much sadness. Sending purrs...

Mickey's Musings said...

It is hard when our idols die,especially when they die too soon.
My big shock was John Lennon.
Be sure to get some extra Mudpie hugs today. Purrs

Eastside Cats said...

When something or someone touches us deeply, that is love.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Music touches the soul in a magical way. When Kurt Cobaine, Jonathan Melvoin, Michael Hutchence, Scott Weland, and Chester Bennington, (just to name a few) died, they left a hole in the world.

Patricia T said...

That photo is just too cute! Yes, music does touch the soul. There are artists and songs that will always transport us to another place and time.

The Florida Furkids said...

Sweet photo. (((hugs)))

The Florida Furkids

Sandee said...

I'm so sorry this day will be so hard for you. Makes it even worse that you had tickets to see him.

Big healing hug.

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Brian said...

Those things are really, really tough and it's sad you never got to see that concert.

Little Binky and Granny said...

We understand that feeling, Mudpie, it's like they were in your purrsonal life
. Soft Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend🐾😽💞

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Oh Melissa that is really sad that you didn't get to see Conway in concert. But that is a real sweet photo of Mudpie with that clock.

World of Animals, Inc said...

That is really a great photo of your two loves. We must say that by visiting your blog for the last couple of years. You introduced us to Conway's music and have been listening more often to his music. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend.
World of Animals

pilch92 said...

That is a sweet photo.

catladymac said...

Or she figures if he is gonna hang around, maybe he'll have treats.

Three Chatty Cats said...

What a sweet photo!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a sweet photo of Mudpie gazing adoringly at the clock.

Cathy Keisha said...

I think every year I respond to this post by commenting about TW's fave NY Yankee dying in a plane crash on Aug 2, 1979. She couldn't watch a Yankee game for a decade. She also felt that way when she woke up that December morning to find out John Lennon had been shot and killed. Maybe if someday you get to visit his museum or the Opry or someplace special to him, you'll feel closure.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Some memories of people or events stay with us forever. And we each have our own. For me it was the deaths of John and Robert Kennedy and the Challenger Shuttle explosion. To this day, I can recall the image of the speaker box in school saying John had been killed in Dallas. I can picture the box in unusual detail.