Back when I was a teenager, there was a time when I felt compelled to listen to this song over and over again. There was something in the music that touched me at a deeper level than most other songs. It was so heartbreaking, yet so healing at the same time.
I rediscovered this song recently, and now I sing it for my children every night. First time I sang it, I spied a tear in my firstborn's eyes, and I was so grateful that I was able to share this beautiful gift of a song with him.
Thank you, Billy Joel, for moving our souls time and time again with your music. Thank you, Alexa Joel, for inspiring your father. Thank you, my children, for bringing this song back in my life. And thank YOU, my dear reader, for allowing me to share this song with you.