“Sunrise, Sunset, Is This the Little Girl I Carried?”-Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof)
To My Daughter at 30
The number is meaningless; I cannot feel it nor can I imagine 30 years have passed.
What I gave you, what you gave me…it’s all there inside of us.
Words are feeble, yet they’re good to hear.
I love you and you love me, there is no doubt.
My daughter is all grown, well educated, in the process…we are all in the process
My daughter always wanted to become: a model, an actress, a marine biologist, a lawyer, a lifetime student, an event planner, a retiree…at 30 she is a lawyer… later on, who knows?
Sandy Denny sang, “Who knows where the time goes?” I’m not interested in the answer. I just know 30 years of time sped by…no slow motion…glad I had front row tickets.
My daughter…just be you; not an image and not what anyone thinks you should be. Just be you. You are amazing. You are loved. You are cherished. You are You, just be you.
Here’s Judy Collins singing Sandy’s song:
Here’s the late, great Robert Goulet singing “Sunrise, Sunset.” My dad had all of his albums!