Captured

Who would have thought that the one word we all urgently wanted to hear was captured? Today it is our favorite word. Exemplifying triumph over evil. Signifying justice. And emanating calm. After chaos, finally captured.

That it was gloriously, triumphantly tweeted by the Boston Police Department made our hearts swell:

Word.Captured,Boston_Police_patchCAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.

We saw it on over 142,000 retweets and numerous newscasts nationwide. However exhausted we were from our shock and grief, we received this news with the utmost gratitude and satisfaction.

cap·ture [kap-cher] verb, cap·tured 1. to take by force; take prisoner; seize: The police captured the burglar. 2. to gain control of or exert influence over: it captured our attention. 3. to take possession of, as in a game: to capture a pawn in chess. 4. to represent in lasting form: The movie captured the atmosphere of Berlin in the 1930s. dictionary
Origin: 1540s, from Middle French capture “a taking,” from Latin captura “a taking,” from captus. The verb 1795; in chess 1820. etymology

Word.Captured.heartOn any other day, when we think of captured, we think of love: “She captured my heart.”

Captured is the title of Journey’s first live album, released in 1981 on Columbia Records that went double-platinum.

Journey’s lead vocalist Steve Perry, one of rock’s great voices, put out his first solo album StWord.Capture.steveperryreet Talk in 1984. It featured the song, Captured by the Moment. A hauntingly sweet song that perfectly embodied feelings of nostalgia for notable people we lost.

Appropriate at this time, too.

Where did he go, The man who said, “I have a dream”
Where have they gone, The four who sang to let it be
Jackie’s alone, She lost him one November day
L.A. motel, One sad mistake took Sam away

Oh, remember then, Remember when
Captured by the moment, In the magic of a yesterday
Captured by the moment, And I hope it never fades away

Sweet Janis cried, Lord, won’t you buy a Benz for me
Jimi was right, Castles made of sand slip to the sea

Oh, remember then, Remember when
Captured by the moment, In the magic of a yesterday
Captured by the moment, And I hope it never fades away
Captured by the moment, Oh, in the magic of a yesterday

Otis replied, A little tenderness we got to try
One open door, He tried to set the night on fire

Captured by the moment, In the magic of yesterday
Captured by the moment, And I hope it never fades away
Captured by the moment, Oh, in the magic of a yesterday

 

Lyrics source: written by R. Goodrum and S. Perry 1984 MCA Music Publishing
Graphic source: desicomments.com /Amarjeet
Photo source: last.fm
BPD badge source: Blackstonian

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