A Facebook friend, who I happen to share similar music taste with, posted the youtube clip of Billy Joel performing this “exquisitely lovely song!’ It is one of my favorite tunes from undergrad. Our choir performed it and I remember never being able to get through a performance of this song, without tears streaming down my face.

Over the weekend I took some photographs outside A Village of Flowers I have wanted to blog about it. After watching the clip, reflecting upon a conversation had with friends tonight and pondering the words of one friend in particular– I decided this was a perfect song to blog with these photographs.

And So it Goes, Bill Joel

In every heart there is a room
A sanctuary safe and strong
To heal the wounds from lovers past
Until a new one comes along

I spoke to you in cautious tones
You answered me with no pretense
And still I feel I said too much
My silence is my self defense

And every time I’ve held a rose
It seems I only felt the thorns
And so it goes, and so it goes
And so will you soon I suppose

But if my silence made you leave
Then that would be my worst mistake
So I will share this room with you
And you can have this heart to break

And this is why my eyes are closed
It’s just as well for all I’ve seen
And so it goes, and so it goes
And you’re the only one who knows

So I would choose to be with you
That’s if the choice were mine to make
But you can make decisions too
And you can have this heart to break

And so it goes, and so it goes
And you’re the only one who knows


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