It's funny how life works and seems to always come full circle.
I walked into the market at work this morning and Christopher Cross was on the radio "getting caught between the moon and New York City" and I had to chuckle.
When I was young we used to vacation all summer. Mom was a teacher and Dad was a firefighter who would save up all of his vacation time for the summer. On the last day of school we would pack up and take off for a long adventure. To keep us company on the long drives, Dad brought along two friends. Christopher Cross and Neil Diamond would fill the silence of hours of travel.
Later in life, when I had my own car and my own radio I would be taken back in time when one of the songs of my childhood would be on the radio.
And then, in college I discovered my secret shame.
Her name was Delilah.
Delilah was a DJ on 92.7 / WOMB. There, folks could tune in each night to be serenaded by love songs. I would listen at night and enjoy the freedom to sing along to ...
"Wind Beneath My Wings"
"I Will Always Love You"
"When You Say Nothing at All"
"Everything I Do I Do It For You"
"Right Here Waiting"
"More Than Words"
Fast forward more years than I care to admit and I am here in South Carolina driving home from teaching a night class and I hear a familiar voice.
Delilah right here in my new backyard?
Not so much. Apparently Delilah is syndicated nation-wide, which really means just one thing. My secret shame is for sure shared by millions of other hopeless romantics who may be looking for love in all the wrong places.
So as Christopher Cross serenaded me while I got my coffee this morning, I told my summer vacation story to my colleague, Jen.
Sure enough that led to talking about Delilah and guess what? Jen thought that Delilah was a local DJ on her small town South Carolina station and was shocked to learn years later that she too was sharing love songs with the whole U.S. of A.
And, we've come full circle again.
March Writing Assignment
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