Every tear will be wiped away in heaven, on earth the tears remain.
Eric Clapton’s Tears In Heaven has always been a striking song, now it evokes something that goes beyond the phrases of its lyrics.
It reminds me of hope.
A good song for a birthday that is now a marked with more muted and reflective observances.
This recent recording of Tears In Heaven struck me in the way it accommodates Clapton’s 30 year older vocal chords.
Hearing it with the memory of his plaintive earlier vocal makes me feel that the wistful longing of the lyrics has settled through the passage of time into a resolve for life to continue.