Kate Bush – Lily

I remember hearing this song way back when it first came out – I would have been 21 or 22 and was deep into my Dion Fortune phase. It came on the radio while I was mucking out stalls and I stopped what I was doing and just listened as hard as I could. It gave me the chills, and I obviously still remember that moment.

I never saw the video. I just found it tonight because the song came to mind and wanted to hear it again. I had always pictured Lily just like this – like how I imagine Dion Fortune would have been had she lived longer, as a kindly magic grandma.