It was a quiet day here in Alexandria. Snow twirled from the sky all day long, providing us with some nice sound insulation. The usual noises of cars and door slams were absent, replaced by the occasional scrape of snow shovels in search of pavement.
It was a good day for lingering
over a cup of coffee while considering how I would spend the day. By the time I
started moving I realized I was in hour three of the Today Show- meaning if I
didn't move off the couch soon I might never do so. I switched off the TV
and opted for music instead.
A few months ago I took my
turntable out of storage and brought it downstairs. I've been reminiscing
with my old LPs ever since. Today I found Tapestry by Carole King.
Tapestry was an album I listened to over and over again back in the day. Singing
along as I cleaned up the kitchen today I could picture myself at the age 11 or
so listening to each and every word as I read the lyrics on the album's cover.
Back then it took me awhile to
memorize all the lyrics. Yes, it's been quite a number of years since I
was 11, but the words hadn't left me. Carole and I had a solid
performance today- it was like neither one of us had aged at all.
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