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wings of desire

in our earliest days in the nicu a family member gave us this christmas ornament well before we had completely decided on odin's nickname.

it was always falling off his radiant warming bed, which is how it acquired all the cracks that you can see if you look closely, and led to "fallen angel" and "the angel fell down on the job" jokes from the nicu staff. i was always quite sure that it'd get lost in the daily chaos, since it was so small and always falling on the floor.

but it never was lost in shuffle and in a strange way the battered angel always makes me smile a sad, slightly sentimental smile and for reasons that i can't quite articulate makes me think of wings of desire and its "Song of Childhood ".

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12/18/2005 10:12:00 PM 2 comments


SnakeHairedGirl: "Thank you for the link to the Song of Childhood. I love that movie. I love that poem/song. I think I that movie on tape."

tape? what's that :-) i haven't seen the movie in awhile. i should watch it again. i do, however, have the soundtrack sitting on my drive. most of it holds up over time, even though it's almost 20 years old.

Als das Kind Kind war...

By Blogger e3, at 11:50 AM  

What a beautiful memory. It has been a long time since I thought of that song SJS

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:17 PM  

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