Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Neil Diamond was one of five people who was honored last night by the Kennedy Center.

I have been a Neil Diamond fan for many years.

One day while living in Southern California I was at my brother's home visiting with my nephew. He was excited about Neil Diamond and wanted me to listen to one of his songs---"I Am I Said."

I didn't really understand the song but I liked it immediately.

That was over five decades ago and I have been listening to Neil belt out his songs ever since.

One night while living in Northern California friends took Charlotte and me to San Francisco to a Neil Diamond concert. It was a wonderful evening. We loved every minute of it and it has lived in our memory.

Last night when he was honored with popular artists performing his songs, I felt a tug on my heart and moisture in the corner of my eyes.

I don't worship Neil---not even close to it, but I do love to hear him sing!

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I've been inclined to believe
They never would.......


Mevely317 said...

I'm also a BIG fan of Neil Diamond and made it a point watch the honors. Wasn't that a great show?!
"I am, I said" has touched me on many levels... I used to substitute words while living on the east coast, and missing West Texas.
Did you see where Neil has admitted (that) Caroline Kennedy was his inspiration for writing "Sweet Caroline"? Blame it on my age, but I got all teary-eyed seeing her out there when everyone was singing.