“I am a rock, I am an Island” were Simon & Garfunkle’s words playing over the sound system as my MOTHER took her LAST BREATH in the ICU ten years ago. The song has had special meaning to me ever since.
Today I was waxing my parents' cemetery gravestone … the 'ROCK' that my MOTHER had POLISHED for many years while still alive.
As we got into the car to drive home, 'I am a rock… I am an island' was playing ON the RADIO!
What were the odds? That was an amazing GODWINK-connection with my mother!"
Lorraine Neske Serra
We can only marvel at how God winks with music to TRANSCEND TIME and SPACE, touching our hearts and connecting us to those WE LOVE, as He did with Lorraine and her mom.
Looking at the same music from a different perspective, think of the thousands of teenagers, decades ago, who were convinced that Simon & Garfunkle's song was speaking DIRECTLY to THEM about adolescent misgivings in life:
“If I never loved, I never would have cried …I am a rock, I am an island… a rock feels no pain and an island never cries.”
Today, with hindsight, the beauty of that writing brings back the memory of that once-favorite-song… and draws us CLOSER to those who live on in our hearts.
No question… God winks at us with music.