Starry, Starry Night

Don McLean wrote this song for Vincent Van Gogh back in 1971. It’s beautiful. I’ve heard it a gazillion times in my life, but after Chris died, I heard it again, and it became new. Mr. McLean could have written it for him. Every word.

It makes me sad, but it also makes me feel better in a way. This morning, I was feeling pretty awful about the unfairness of it all, that he didn’t get the simple things he wanted out of life, that he lived with a hole in him he couldn’t fill. But Chris also lived a life of amazing beauty, understanding, and appreciation for things most of us never will. That’s something. That’s really something.



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14 responses to “Starry, Starry Night

  1. It is beautiful and one of my favorites. ❤

    Side note: Don McLean lived in Cold Spring and when I was a teenager I worked in the town pharmacy that he always came in and got his pictures developed (remember that??) It was against the rules but we always looked at his pictures (And Pete Seger's) Wow, the stories I could tell, LOL 😉

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  2. Frank DeFino

    Beautiful sentiments we both share! Our son was a rare gem and our hearts have a gaping hole from this loss! Thankfully we have so much!

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  3. Beautiful sentiments, Terri. Oh, this is one of my favorite songs.


    • Terri-Lynne DeFino

      I saw this go around the internet a while back, and saw it again today. Perfect timing, really. Made me feel better. 🙂


  4. Maybe because I love Van Gogh and his story…


    • Terri-Lynne DeFino

      Me too. Gracie always loved Van Gogh. When she was little, she did a report on him, had a poster of Starry Night, and a coffee table book of his art.


  5. I’ve always loved this song, and now I love it even more. Thank you! 🙂


  6. Janis Wohlschlaeger

    Love this song.


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