Thursday, March 11, 2010

Like An Angel Passing Through My Room

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My sister and I were chatting online tonight about a certain song that is an emotional song when listened to in the right setting. After she went to bed, I was trying to think of artists that I have loved in the past so I could look up some of their songs and the artist Sissel came to mind.


Back in 2005 or 2006... Aaron and I attended a Christmas concert with his sister April and her husband. The concert was Sissel performing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It was an amazing concert. Sissel is from Norway, and because most of the Harkness family ancestry is from Norway, they feel a connection and wanted to see her in concert. So, we went. It was an amazing concert. At one point in the concert, she sang a song called 'Like An Angel Passing Through My Room', which was originally recorded by ABBA, a band who I grew up LOVING... so when she sang that song, I was in heaven. She sang it beautifully.

Sissel




After the concert that night, we went to meet Sissel and buy a CD for her to sign for us. It was this CD with that song on it (pictured above). She was a beautiful and really kind lady and I will never forget how excited Aaron was to meet her. It did not seem like Aaron's type of music, but he loved it. Interesting thing is... as I have been looking for our wedding rings this week, I came across this exact CD that Aaron bought for us and that she signed for us when we met her. It made me smile.

Well, tonight when I thought of Sissel, I googled her name and that song and I found this recording of it. Supposedly this recording is from one of the concerts Sissel did with the Mor
mon Tabernacle Choir... so I sat here tonight listening to this song over and over and over... with tears streaming down my face. Because the song was bringing me to tears and making me feel these emotions, I just kept repeating it every time it ended... I loved the memories the song was bringing back... and I just love the song in general. If you have time... listen to the whole thing, it is so beautiful.

Click on it below: OR... I have it playing on my playlist right here on the blog. The words just went so perfectly with how I was feeling tonight.


Like An Angel Passing Through My Room


Long awaited darkness falls
Casting shadows on the walls
In the twilight hour I am alone
Sitting near the fireplace,
dying embers warm my face

In this peaceful solitude
All the outside world subdued
Everything comes back to me again
In the gloom
Like an angel passing through my room

Half awake and half in dreams
Seeing long forgotten scenes
So the present runs into the past
Now and then become entwined,
playing games within my mind

In this peaceful solitude
All the outside world subdued
And it all comes back to me tonight
In the gloom
Like an angel passing through my room

I close my eyes
And my twilight images go by
All too soon
Like an angel passing through my room


In this peaceful solitude
All the outside world subdued
Everything comes back to me again
In the gloom
Like an angel passing through my room


I close my eyes
And my twilight images go by
All too soon
Like an angel passing through my room


I needed to feel these emotions tonight. Even now as I type this out, I am listening to it again... and loving it. I am so glad I remembered this song tonight and was able to listen to it over and over while I let myself feel the emotions. I am missing Aaron a lot and I needed something to trigger some happy memories and raw emotion with some tears. Don't we just need that sometimes?

Just like the song talks about... whenever I seem to need to have memories and emotions come to me, they seem to come... 'like an angel passing through my room'.

I needed that 'angel' tonight, and I am grateful.

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7 comments:

nancy said...

Maybe it Aaron's way of showing you, the ring isn't as important as the memories behind it. You are a strong amazing woman.

Clippy Mat said...

Hi Leslie:
So glad I came by today to hear that song. I loved it many years ago by Abba and haven't heard it for a long time. It's a beautiful song and I am glad that it came to you and gave you comfort.
Wishing you peace.
Pat :-)

LL said...

I had the same thought as Nancy. You are blessed with such sweet memories! Beautiful song~
XOXO

Suzanne said...

It is amazing how music and song have such a strong connection with music. I can hear a song and it takes me to another time. I am glad this song had that effect for you too in such a sweet way.
I did get your message. Thanks for your thoughtfulness.
Love you.

April said...

I'm so glad you found this 'angel' tonight. And thanks for sharing it... it became an 'angel' for me as well. So grateful for the sweet memories. I miss him SO much. Love you, Les!

Claire said...

I loved Nancy's comment.

It's good that you are able to find a way to vent your emotions, and that you have found something to help you remember the good memories more vividly.

I'm going to go and listen to this song now.. :)

Lisa said...

beautiful song. i got to attend 'music and the spoken word' with her one time. she has a wonderful voice i'm glad you have this memory. i was surprised to find out that her voice did most of the 'titanic' background vocals...all of those beautiful and haunting parts. love you.