Tuesday, December 05, 2006

remembering- camp wise sings


i went to the camp wise sing along this weekend at the mandel jcc. in some ways remembering camp, a definite highlight in my solitary childhood, was an amazing opportunity, but in other ways, i just became so sad.

there was only one woman i saw that was a camper with me, and when i smiled at her she gave me a sneer/smirk. she wasnt someone i was ever very close with, but jeez, its been 20 years since we were trapped in a wooden box together, so why still the nastiness? i went with robin,a once counselor/now friend of mine though, and was also able to connect with an old neighbor of mine.

but all of that is unimportant in the face of the music. music is truly what i believe keeps most of us connected to camp. certainly, there is no Wise-kid from the late eighties/ninties who doesnt smile a little camp wise smile when ever closer to fine by the indigo girls or circle by harry chapin comes on the radio...

my favoritest part was the way the hebrew songs, with words that i wouldnt possibly think i could hold on to, just came pouring out of my mouth just as easily as my name does.

thank you camp wise for making such a difference in my life

Song of the day: our hands are strong- unknown (its number 12)

4 comments:

Sorriah42 said...

One biggie from the radio I hear: that Bare Naked Ladies song If I had a Million Dollars and the song: I would walk 500 miles. Later year camp, but heard on the radio way more often than the prune song.

molly said...

smile, yeah, 500 miles was one of my solel songs, along with constantinople by they might be giants and some b52s song....and now i am goping to try and find a copy of the prune song...i figure its doable, i mena,m who would have thought i could have found a version of the corn song being sung by another camp's campers, huh?

Sorriah42 said...

Please send that to me...

molly said...

ill put it on that mix i said id make so long ago that you prolly forgot....

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