#SLS for 4/26/20 ~ Lost Boy

The prompts today are Alone/Confined/Depressed/Isolated/Restless/Solo.  I immediately thought I’d do something cheeky and move on.  Ya know like “Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith.  But then I went on a quest for a song that moves me.  Music has always been healing to me even when the lyrics are dark.

There was no shortage of songs to choose from which is sort of sad/not sad.

When Lulu and I were at her freshman orientation, we sat at a table with a boy, his girlfriend and the boy’s mom.  This kid had a full scholarship for music.  He was a singer with the voice of an angel.   As we sat there during lunch, music was piped through the speakers to create a festive mood.  “Lost Boy” by Ruth B came on and he sang along.  I have chills just thinking about it.

With different majors, they never crossed paths again.  That’s not the point of the story anyway.  Makes me smile to remember.  His voice, the new beginning, hope filled dreams of the next chapter in their young lives.

Now here we are 2020.  Lulu is graduating in August.  We don’t know if they will have a ceremony?   Ya see April 30, turned into May 31, which could turn into … She has no job prospects as all recruiting came to an abrupt halt.  Times are tough.  Lots of lost boys and girls out there.  Without further ado, here is the video.  Lyrics within.

Thanks Jim for hosting us again.  You’re the best.  For anyone who wants to join in, here are the rules and ping back.

As always, more to come.

 

16 thoughts on “#SLS for 4/26/20 ~ Lost Boy

  1. A beautiful song from someone I never heard before.

    I graduated from the after-effects of the Great Recession of 2008. There weren’t a lot of jobs and my classmates were in tons of student debt. It might seem dark and lonely as the world is facing this epidemic. Things are really unknown and scary, but things will get better. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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  2. My granddaughter was supposed to go on her 8th grade trip to Universal in May. That’s not happening! She is not a normal student. She has some learning disabilities, dyslexia and a form of aspergers. She was still looking forward to it and I paid for it as a birthday present because her birthday is in June. Not sure if she will be going to high school because she just isn’t ready for the ridicule and cruelty of what comes next. Trying to convince my daughter to keep her home-schooled. We will see where that goes. Guess a trip to Universal will be on the agenda whenever things get back to normal and I get my money back. It’s a lonely world for many kids out there right now. Great song choice and lovely story!

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    1. High school can be awful. In some respects being at home is a blessing to many. All the pretense and anxiety is gone. Well at least in some ways. New anxieties crop up. Hard to know what to do. The Universal trip will be all the more special when it gets here. I’m smiling just imagining it. ❤

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  3. New-to-me but such a beautiful song!

    Such uncertain times we’re living in. None of us saw this coming, but stay safe and always have hope. Best wishes to Lulu! Her future is only on hold – she will get to live out loud. 😊

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  4. Ruth B is a new artist to me, but I can see why you like her. I see what you are saying, “Lots of lost boys and girls out there.” I am sure that things will turn around for Lulu and I hope there is a bright future in store for her.

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