Mucking about here Counting down my syllables Experiment over.
See that there? That is a haiku. Or a variation thereof. I’ve always known a haiku is 3 lines, with 5-7-5 syllable count. Classic Chinese haiku is a bit more strict than just syllables, and modern haiku is a bit more loosey-goosey but – ” a haiku still focuses on one brief moment in time, employs provocative, colorful imagery, and provides a sudden moment of illumination.” (Source)
I think my haiku focuses on one brief moment in time. Now that phrase sent me vaguely remembering a song, but the song that came up was One Moment in Time by Whitney Houston, a terrific song no doubt but not the song I was thinking of.
I sorta remembered the singer’s name was Natalie something, and her last name began with a B and was something like Bedlington. And she was from Canada. Ok, that’s a lot of search parameters.
Canada+ Natalie+singer brought up a huge number of hits, none of them my singer. Of course Bedlington gave me lots of dog sites, and one or two place sites but still, not what I was looking for.
The I remembered there was something about a book in the lyrics – that search didn’t deliver anything usable.
Another trip to Youtube and searching for Natalie and a bulb lit up – Natasha! Her first name is Natasha! I searched for Natasha B and bingo – there’s my girl, there’s my song. Yes!
I have recently said that I don’t do inspirational, I also don’t do sentimental or sappy EXCEPT – when I do…And when I do go all sentimental, inspiration and sappy I go all in baby.
This song is not only great to dance to (oh hell I can dance to just about anything but still, good to dance to) but I love every word, I love every concept, if I were 60 years younger this would be my anthem, my watchword – For your listening pleasure, may I introduce you to – Natasha Bedingfield singing “Unwritten”