“Love you to the moon and back.” That is surely a long way. Relationships matter in our lives. Spouses and partners, family members, friends and neighbors. These people are the cornerstones of our lives. They shape us, we shape them through our interactions. We lean on them in varying degrees, and they depend on us, too.

Today, I am remembering a special relationship that endured for more than fifty years with great empathy and compassion for those who continue on in the face of the the loss, step by step each day. Love you to the moon and back rings no less true as the memories live on.

In honor and fond memory I am reminiscing about a favorite song of the couple’s that was popular during the years of their courtship. Featured in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, this song was originally written by Henry Mancini for Audrey Hepburn, and has been covered by great artists through the years to include Louis Armstrong, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Darin and Barbara Streisand.

After listening to many renditions, my favorite is the classic sung by Andy Williams in the early 1960’s. You can likely find a link on YouTube or listen to it on Spotify or your preferred music service.

Hope you enjoy it and be sure to take a moment to hug the ones you love.

Moon River
wider than the a mile
I’m crossing you in style
some day
you dream maker, you heart breaker
wherever you’re goin’ I’m goin’ your way

two drifters, off to see the world
there’s such a lot of world to see
we’re after the same rainbows end
waiting round the bend
my huckleberry friend
moon river and me