08 April 2008

The Ball is Tipped...

The photo is taken off of the TV - I like how the ball seems to be balancing on a head.

We are not radically into huge celebrations in our family, a birthday gets some balloons in the hallway and a banner, Christmas is marked by a great feast on the Eve, but other than that we are pretty low-key, except for.... ONE SHINING MOMENT. We gather at the end of the NCAA basketball tournament and watch the clips of all the teams and players and I am usually singing at the top of my lungs and the boys feign dire embarrassment, but deep inside I know they love it because they hardly watch college basketball, but they always show up for this. What can I say except my children are the shooting stars. Oh, amazing comeback Kansas!  

The ball is tipped
and there you are
you're running for your life
you're a shooting star
And all the years
no one knows
just how hard you worked
but now it shows...
(in) ONE SHINING MOMENT, IT'S ALL ON THE LINE
ONE SHINING MOMENT, THERE FROZEN IN TIME

But time is short
and the road is long
in the blinking of an eye
ah that moment's gone
And when it's done
win or lose
you always did your best
cuz inside you knew...
(that) ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU REACHED DEEP INSIDE
ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU KNEW YOU WERE ALIVE

Feel the beat of your heart
feel the wind in your face
it's more than a contest
it's more than a race...

And when it's done
win or lose
you always did your best
cuz inside you knew...
(that) ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU REACHED FOR THE SKY
ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU KNEW
ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU WERE WILLING TO TRY
ONE SHINING MOMENT....

1 comment:

echoallred said...

funny story. i love little family quirks like that.