Sand Castles a song on many levels
Sand Castles is a song near and dear to my heart. On the surface it is a song about the fundamental fragility of life and how our “Best laid plans” can all come to naught even when we think we’ve got it all. On a deeper, more personal level it speaks to me of a time when I literally lost it all.
My Castle of Sand was on Foothill Boulevard in the city of Glendora CA. I was a very fortunate man; I had a lovely wife who was pregnant with our first children (twins), we lived in a gorgeous home and I believed with all my heart that the foundations of my life were solid as stone. Then, in a moment as startling and as catastrophic as a lightning bolt, we were informed that my wife had a terminal disease. In an instant, solid stone turned out to be shifting sand and I lost my wife, my unborn children, my home, everything.
After many years I have rebuilt my life and now live happily once again, but I have never lost the lesson that all things are transient and that we must cherish every moment because we never know when the tide is going to come in.
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