Tuesday, March 11, 2008

It's Been a Long Winter...

I like to tell myself I’m not that old. Sometimes I console myself with the fact that I own an iPod and digital music is my format of choice, but there’s a secret place in my heart where I remember the days of record albums and 8-track tapes. Thankfully, they weren’t mine (although I have a vague recollection of owning an “Air Supply” 8-track, but I’m trying to suppress that memory). At any rate, the collection belonged to my parents and along with some Neil Diamond and Jim Croche, my earliest music memories are of, you guessed it, Barry Manilow. My Mom had every Barry Manilow record ever made. “I Write the Songs” and “Copacabana” were standard fare at our house. Yes, my Mom is a Fanilow.

Last night I was driving home from work (with my seat heaters on and my sunroof open, of course). The sun was shining and I actually saw robins flitting around. When I got home, I cooked dinner as the light from outside spilled into the dining room and kitchen. After dinner, I watched my husband do the dishes (take notes, ladies) and still the sky was light.

I figure that just about now you’re asking yourself what in the world Barry Manilow and long sunny days could have to do with each other. Yesterday, as I observed the sunshine, I caught myself doing what I do each and every year when Daylight Savings time starts… I spontaneously broke into a rendition of “I Made it Through the Rain.”

If you’re not familiar with it, maybe you can borrow the 8-track from my Mom.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sorry to burst your bubble daughter, but the 8-tracks are all gone. However, I have all of Barry on CD's now. Would you like to borrow them????

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