Unchained Melody.

A friend of mine posted a link to this video this morning. I’ve never been a huge fan of Unchained Melody but I love this version. While I’ve never loved the song, it’s one that I appreciate because it’s been present in pretty much every phase of my life.

A short bulleted list of “Unchained Melody” memories.

  • Mom singing. Just as awesome as I do now, cruising down the road in the truck, her crazy, wiry red hair blowing in the wind (sort of).
  • Junior High dances. The awkward arms extended, stiff-legged, sway back & forth slow dance.
  • Prom, Junior Year. Our theme song, dancing with my HS “friend” (I’m not sure even I would call that dancing).
  • Marriage #2. ExH2 loves this song, he always demanded we danced while he sang horribly in my ear while I smiled and pretended to appreciate it while secretly dying inside and planning an escape route.
  • Cruising with D. In the Fury, windows down on a warm summer evening, the reflection of us and the car bouncing back from Main Street business windows, him turning to look at me with a soft smile and eyes that sparkled brighter than the headlights of oncoming traffic.
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