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Unchained melodies: Darling, be home soon.

Today is our tenth wedding anniversary. Cathleen and I have been a couple since January, 1998, but we got legally, lawfully married on Independence Day in 2002. Our “our songs” are No Myth and Thunder Road, but there are some “my songs” that I think of often to remind myself of why I so much love being married to this woman.

That recording brings out the jazz in the song’s DNA, but no one, so far, has done a good job of finding the country song that’s in there, too.

I understand this all the way through me. I don’t always like being around other people, but when I do, the person I like to have near me most, most often, most enduringly is Cathleen.

So “Darling, be home soon.” I can’t think of a recording of this song I don’t like, but Derek Trucks just kills on the slide guitar at the end of this one.

And we close with John Hiatt expressing a mystery I understand very well:

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  • 2 comments

    2 Comments so far

    1. Cathleen Collins July 4th, 2012 12:17 pm

      I love you, Baby!

    2. Don Reedy July 5th, 2012 10:22 am

      I smile every time I am reminded how many ways we can share and communicate feelings that simple declarative sentences cannot. Happy Anniversary to you both.