Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain
And the wavin’ wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain
Oklahoma ev’ry night my honey lamb and I
Sit alone and talk, and watch a hawk
Makin lazy circles in the sky
Those are a portion of the lyrics to the song from the musical, “Oklahoma”, with words and music by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers. It was adopted by the Oklahoma Legislature as the official state song of Oklahoma on May 11, 1953.
When was the last time you called that special someone in your life honey lamb? This was a valentine from about the same era. Isn’t it funny how much of our terminology has changed over the years?
Urban dictionary still defines honey lamb as an affectionate name for one’s lover. It’s just not used much anymore. Especially by our younger generations. The terminology has changed. And so have we in many ways.
There are many other things in Oklahoma and elsewhere in the world we live in that have changed over the years. Take our faith. Our honesty. Our values. Our time to nurture relationships for just a few.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I long for those days when we took the time to sit alone and talk with our honeylambs. Sometimes progress isn’t necessarily better. We’ve gained technology, but somewhere along the way seemed to lose relationship. 😦
God’s own Song of Solomon was the equivalent to the honey lamb of the 1950s.
I urge us all to cherish the relationships we have been blessed with in our lives. Put down your iPhone and ipads long enough to spend some good quality time with your honey lamb. Tell them face to face that you love them. Read them Song of Solomon if you need a little prompting. And pull up Oklahoma on Netflix for a date night, and see what a true honey lamb is! ♡
2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth– for your love is more delightful than wine.
3 Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the maidens love you!
4 Take me away with you–let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. How right they are to adore you!
Song of Solomon 1: 2-4
Love and laughter,