Jerry Silverstein

That's The Thing About Pine

Performer: Jerry Silverstein
Writer: Jerry Silverstein


Here's another hook that came from a wonderful movie.  This Swedish film tells the story of a husband whose wife is under the grips of Alzheimer's disease. He is a carpenter and decides to build their small dream house, a one room, manageable farmhouse in which they can safely spend the rest of their days. During the film he talks about their dining room table. He had made that grand table out of pine when they were younger because that was the only wood they could afford. Because it is such a soft wood, that pine table held the scars of their lives.

"It holds our memories, that's the thing about pine"