A to Z Theme 2016
For my 2016 A to Z theme I used a meme that I ran across on the blog of Bridget Straub who first saw it on the blog of Paula Acton. This meme is a natural for me to use on my memoir blog. It's an A to Z concept and it's about me. No research and nothing complicated. I'm given twenty six questions or topics to discuss that are about me.In April I kept my posts short and uncomplicated. In the midst of it all you might learn a few things about me that you didn't previously know.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Last to Know #atozchallenge
Dan Fogelberg "Last to Know" (1980)
Last To Know
My first wife loved the music of Dan Fogelberg. He wrote some romantic songs as well as insightful songs about relationships. I recall times of us sitting in our electric blue VW Rabbit listening to Fogelberg's "Home Free" cassette tape full blast. We were both moving toward our individual realms of misunderstanding. Hurtling uncontrollably toward a break-up that neither of us could do anything about.
And yet we tried. We negotiated. We cried. If tears would have been gold we would have been wealthy beyond imagination. But materially we were poor. Not uncomfortable or without resources, but neither of us had the advantage over the other.
This was about the time when Dan Fogelberg released the album "Phoenix" Some of those songs could have been written for us. I listened to them as though they had been.
We tried I suppose. It's hard to remember after all of these years. I had my idea of what marriage and a man/woman relationship was supposed to be about. So did she. Maybe they were the same and we just couldn't see where we merged. I believe there was love. I know there was. Our love just didn't understand what the love was all about.
The funny thing about it all is that we probably could have made it all work. As it turned out though there were different plans in place.
Damn love and all the crazy mixed up emotions involved with it. If love was always practical then we wouldn't have love songs.
Did love ever mess with your mind? Why is it so difficult for people in love to come to agreement about silly life issues so much of the time? Do you like Dan Fogelberg's music?