Catch a Falling Star — Day 34 — Post Blog Challenge

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This song woke me up in the middle of the night and I knew I had to write about it.

Pero Como recorded this song in 1957 before I was even the apple of my father’s eye. But I remember hearing it many times while growing up.

Here are the sing-along lyrics along with the audio; for your listening pleasures….

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day

For love may come and tap you on the shoulder some starless night
Just in case you feel you want to hold her
You’ll have a pocketful of starlight
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day

For love may come and tap you on the shoulder some starless night
Just in case you feel you want to hold her
You’ll have a pocketful of starlight …Pocketful of starlight, hm,hm,hm,hm,hm,hm

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day
Save it for a rainy, save it for a rainy, rainy, rainy, day

For when your troubles start multiplyin’ and they just might
It’s easy to forget them without tryin’
With just a pocketful of starlight
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket

Save it for a rainy day
Save it for a rainy day)
Save it for a rainy day

So basically what we have here is a falling star or a shooting star that crosses the sky very very quickly. And in essence for us to “catch the falling star” means one must seize an opportunity as soon as it arises and not wait any longer because it will be too late.

Which I felt it very appropriate to write about in this stage of my writing along with the Blog Challenge that I just recently participated in.

I exercised a lot of personal thought to getting this message across but not a lot of physical energy because I don’t think it really needs much effort – the words speak for themselves.

Take the words and apply them to your own life. These very words’ hidden message would generally mean using opportunities when they come your way and consider it the true and proper timing. Remember, you can’t catch a star when it’s in the sky. So, we should not miss it when it falls back to the earth!

We should catch the luck and all that comes with it. Most of us were taught as children to say a wish when we see a ‘shooting’ star…so imagine if we were to actually catch it..we would have all the luck and our dreams come true. Right?

Just imagine a genie granting you 3 wishes. Would you be ungrateful and tell him “no thanks”? I would hardly think so.

3 wishes

So imagine you getting those three wishes…..what are you going to do with them when you get them? Just throw them in the closet? Or give them away to someone else? I would hope that you use them to the fullest – considering that you were the one who wished for them in the first place.

Have you seen a falling star that you didn’t catch and keep in your pocket for a rainy day?

Think about it…go and seize that opportunity!

Valerie

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