For What More Could I Ask?

Our meal was over,

A meal I had cooked,

Cooked with love.

That love that had always been with us,

A love of so many, many years.

We sat and relaxed,

No chatter,

Just relaxed and at peace,

At peace in each other’s company.

A glass of good wine was at hand,

And music was playing.

Then it came to me,

That thought,

That though of how lucky I was.

The lady of my life sitting with me,

The birds singing to us

Through the open door,

A glass of Rioja close to hand,

And the saxophone serenading us

As Stan Getz enthralled us,

Enthralled us with his wonderful playing.

For what more could I ask.


  • Suresh

    Your senses were in tune with the surroundings. Very few can really understand true love in silent companionship

    I can feel the event

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Suresh, it is a very special feeling.

    • orchidee

      Good write Gold. Pity I came along to join you with watered sherry! I spoilt the whole thing.

      • Goldfinch60

        But you didn't put it in my Rioja which was OK. Thanks Orchi.

      • Neville

        You got the lot my friend and you capture it here so well.... N

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Neville, I am very fortunate.

          • Neville

            my very sincere pleasure my friend....

          • Joker Wood

            What more? It's like I want to hear more of this. It gives the feeling that that's not the end of the story.

            • Goldfinch60

              The story has been going on for nearly forty years since we first met and married.

            • dusk arising

              You lucky people.
              Desifinado is a piece i learned long ago and remains a fav. I had only ever heard the studio version of the 45 record (B side jazz theme from Dr Kildare I also learned) until today. Stan was epitome of west coast cool sax and here on your vid to my ears he is over-playing barely retaining 'cool'. It does however show his virtuosity.

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you d a.
                Yes Stan was the epitome of West Coast and Cool Jazz, one of my favourite types of Jazz - mind you I like them all (got a bit lost with some of the 60s and 70s avant garde jazz. I had a John Coltrane LP during that time that I never did understand, wish I knew what it was called as I might enjoy it now with my more opened mind.)

                • dusk arising

                  Tenor sax is my instrument Goldfinch and i was fortunate to discover 50's sonny rollins who i still listen to. John coltrane tho has eluded me, i never have heard anything i liked of his, i would go so far as to say his solo on miles davis original recording of 'so what' is, for my ears, completely out of place and the track would be greatly improved if it were not there. Greatly revered as he was, coltrane's style eluded me.

                • Michael Edwards

                  A double whammy - great stuff Andy.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Michael, most kind.

                  • moordykspot2

                    A Great Write my friend A joy for your readers and inspiration to be grateful for out lot in life many times taken for granted. Thank you

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you Moordy, most kind.

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