Music running through my brain

laura.jpgI have been going through a Chinese water torture ordeal ever since my partner gave me an Ipod last year. Between him and me, we have collected around 240 CDs. So, I decided to rip the CDs and save them in the Ipod. I have done about 1/3 of them. Through this process, music keeps blaring from the computer’s speakers. There are some songs that I took a fancy. One in particular got stuck in my brain. It is Neil Diamond singing “I’ll see you on the radio (Laura).” Here are the lyrics:

Laura,
It’s not the end of the world
It’s just the end of the summertime

Oh but Laura,
I never promised the world
Just till the end of the summer time
But, I’ll see you on the radio
It’s playin’ our summer song
That same old song
It goes on and on
And the radio
Keeps sayin’ the summers gone
But I keep hearing, Laura

Now it’s autumn
Somebody is waiting for you
And someone is waiting to see me too
Yeah, but Laura
I want to see you again
I don’t know how and
I don’t know when
But till I do

I’ll see you on the radio
It’s playin’ our summer song
That same old song
It goes on and on
And the radio
Keeps sayin’ the summers gone
But I keep hearing you….

On the radio
They’re playin’ our summer song
That same old song
It goes on and on
On the radio
They’re sayin’ that’s summers gone
But I keep seeing you

On the radio
It’s playin’ our summer song
That same old song
It goes on and on

Now replace the word “Laura” with that (or those) loved ones who are now part of your past; smell the cold, chilly dry air; let nostalgia set in. Now you know how I feel at this moment. I must say that these lyrics shoved a torrent of emotions out of me. I wonder where all those loved ones are now. We, humans, certainly go through a lot of emotional raw material.

Talking about emotional material, I am preparing for another trip this weekend. Ah, heading south, to the fairy land of Los Angeles. One of my nieces is getting her PhD. So, time to get the Grand Cherokee ready for a road trip. This time sis is sitting behind me. Oh joy!

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