The Eastern Sun, A Love Song - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday

 

I feel I have been walking on a cloud ever since my husband and I snagged tickets to see Justin Hayward in Austin, Texas, in June.  For those who aren’t familiar with his name, you will certainly recognize his voice from Moody Blues songs such as "Nights in White Satin", "Your Wildest Dreams", "Tuesday Afternoon" and "Question".  I have been a Moody Blues fan since around 1970 and have had the privilege to see them many, many times from when the original five toured to the scaled down version of just three Moodies when they passed through here two years ago.  But this will be the first time seeing Justin solo. Shhhh . . . this is just between you and me and please don't tell my husband (although I'm pretty sure he knows) I have been madly in love with Justin since I first saw the Moody Blues in concert those many years ago.

 

 

Love is Blue OOAK Dichroic Fused Glass Heart Pendant Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi

 

Justin Hayward is known for his rich, haunting voice, his virtuoso guitar playing and his often heart wrenching and mystical songwriting. Since Valentine's Day is this weekend, I decided to share one of my favorite love songs of his, called "The Eastern Sun" from his “Spirits of the Western Sky” album.  I certainly hope he sings this when we see him in June. And I definitely want to thank Justin and rest of the Moody Blues for all the music they created that has meant so much to me through most of my life.

Here is a link to a video when he sang the song at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2013:  THE EASTERN SUN

 

 

Lupus Awareness Cloth and Clay Art Doll with Butterfly Wings and Lavender Heart Handmade by Jeanne of Jeanne Fry Art 

 

 

Here are the beautiful lyrics to "The Eastern Sun":

 

Let me be on a mission to your heart

On a journey to your soul

Let me be by your side

Let me be dedicated to your needs

Silent when you breathe . . . Let me be

 

Let me be in the skylark and the stream

In the meadow rich and green

Let me lay by your side

Let me be in the whisper in the trees

Gentle like the breeze . . Let me be

 

And if we find life's mercy

We'll shelter and run from the rain

And maybe somehow, somewhere

Heaven will find us again

 

In the east as we journey on our way

At the dawning of the day

Let me walk by your side

Travel on through the gardens and the groves

In the cardamom and cloves . . . Let me be

 

 

 

Love You Just The Way You Are Valentine's Day Card Handmade by Lisa of Cards by Li Be!

 

 

Golden brown, heavy fragrance all around

An intoxicating sound

Let me drown in your love

Take me back where no frozen heart remains

No sorrow and no shame . . . Let me be

 

And if we find life's mercy

We'll shelter and run from the rain

And maybe somehow, somewhere

Heaven will find us again

 

Let me be on a mission to your heart

On a journey to your soul

Let me be by your side

Let me be dedicated to your needs

Silent when you breathe . . . Let me be

 

 

Here are more handmade Valentine's Day gift ideas that I hope you enjoy browsing through while listening to Justin's beautiful song:  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Milagro Heart and Crown of Thorns Earrings, Raspberry Pink Artisan Dangle Jewelry Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs

 
 

I hope you enjoyed my small tribute to Justin Hayward and the handmade artisan selections!  If you would like to make my day and the day of the artists featured, please leave a comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

 

 

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Comments

Can't get enough Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day can last forever and I'd be fine with it. Nice blog. I heard the Moody Blues over a half dozen years ago and loved it!

Thank you, Jo!

Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Jo. I have loved each and every time I see the Moody Blues. Their music is timeless to me.

Lovely

Lovely post.

Thank you!

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Thank you, Jacki!

Glad you stopped by and left a comment, Jacki. Thanks for the tweets!

Moodie Blues

Now there's a band that takes me back. A lovely tribute, Catherine! Thanks much for featuring my copper and polymer earrings.

Thank you, Gloria!

Many thanks for your kind comment, Gloria. My favorite band these many years. Each song seems to blast me back to what was happening in my life when I first heard the song (:

Thanks again for a lovely

Thanks again for a lovely valentines day post and collection of handmade goodness. I loved the Moody blues and appreciated reading the lyrics you shared. Thanks for including my earrings too.

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