What a difference a Day made.

This is a popular song originally written in Spanish in 1934 (source), having a variety of versions and covers, from Dinah Washington and Esther Philips to Barry Manilow and Rod Stewart.
It was even used for the HSBC’s mortgage advert in 2015.


What a diff’rence a day made
Twenty-four little hours
Brought the sun and the flowers
Where there used to be rain
My yesterday was blue, dear
Today I’m part of you, dear
My lonely nights are through, dear
Since you said you were mine
Lord what a diff’rence a day makes
There’s a rainbow before me
Skies above can’t be stormy
Since that moment of bliss, that thrilling kiss
It’s heaven when you, find romance on your menu
What a diff’rence a day made
And the difference is you.

The song is about finding love, and in a similar vein, I find myself thinking about Abba’s ‘The Day Before You Came’ from 1982.

How many of us think about those ‘Twenty Four Little Hours’ when things can change for better or worse.
Waiting is our enemy, and until we know exactly what we are up against, we’re in limbo, unable to make definite plans, yet trying to continue as normal.

Whether it is unexpected, expected or suspected, unknowing leads to speculation, denial, hope or fear until That Day when we receive confirmation.
Good news is received with elation and relief, celebrations may be forthcoming and in short, nothing changes.
Bad news is met with a mixture of acceptance or disbelief, the sense of being hit in the gut with a shovel, bowels want to empty, the brain goes into shutdown, and although words are heard, they don’t register.
We carry on, but in an unguarded moment, it comes crashing to the surface as the mind careers off on a tangent, forgetting any positive side and that it is not The End.

Health issues, marital problems, infidelity, sexual orientation, finances, parenting and of course Love, so many things that can change so drastically in as little as a day.
quote-yesterdayI love this quote.
We never know what’s around Life’s corner.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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