We were shooting Lauryn’s Senior Photographs this week and we were placing her near some great painted wall murals. The orientation of the artwork and our subject put her “east of the sun” in one image and “west of the moon” in another, as the wall faced south.
I know this arrangement of images will be a favorite of my friend Solitaire Miles, whom I am certain has performed this great song numerous times. I believe Sarah Vaughan and Frank Sinatra performed it decades ago, followed by Diana Krall in recent commercial recording. But I prefer Solitaire’s lilting voice above all other jazz vocalists, current or past.
Lauryn, this is a very nice tribute to a great jazz standard.
East of the Sun, and West of the Moon
East of the sun and west of the moon,
We’ll build a dream house of love
Near to the sun in a day, near to the moon at night,
We’ll live in a lovely way dear
Living our love in memory
Just you and I, forever and a day,
Love will not die, we’ll keep it that way,
Up among the stars we’ll find
A harmony of life, too lovely tune
East of the sun and west of the moon, dear,
East of the sun and west of the moon.
Just you and I we’ll build a dream house so lovely