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Saturday, August 13, 2016


Carpe Diem #1022 dreams

[...] "I know I am a dreamer … but I belief strongly, that love will conquer all evil … and as Spring is here again than I only can say: Yes love has conquered again!!" [...] Chèvrefeuille

Pretty sure that most of the CDHK group are too young to remember Cass Elliot, aka Mama Cass.  The Mamas and the Papas were one of my favorites at a late teen living on my own.  Living in an apartment with another young woman, we would turn the stereo probably entirely too loud.  Then we two roommates would rock out to the various songs spinning off the vinyl Mamas and Papas album.

We roomies were young with our lives ahead of us.  We would speak of the dreams for our lives.  Nothing grand, just meeting the right guy or being able to buy a Mustang convertible like Carol's sister had.  Getting better jobs or finishing college.  As fate would have it I opened the apartment door one August night in 1966 and there was The Dream.  Tall, handsome and he had a brand new 1966 mustang hardtop.  Close enough for this dreamer.

The Dream and I married in June of 1967.  The Mamas and Papas group broke up in 1968.  That same year Cass Elliot recorded Dream a Little Dream of Me.  In July, 1974, Cass Elliot died of a heart attack in her sleep at the end of a two week successful run at the London Palladium.  The strains of the songs she sang still live in my mind.  I still have that same Mamas and Papas vinyl album.  And the Dream is waiting for me to join him in our bed.

cupid wings
stirring the dense summer air
loves refrain

©  petra domina

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