The memory never ceases to amaze me. Several months ago, I started thinking about an old song, from my youth. Didn’t remember the name of the singer, nor the title … just that it was extremely sad and that it had to do with divorce. Couldn’t even search for a line from the lyrics, like I usually do in these cases. I knew I was very young when I heard it, perhaps twelve, thirteen! I knew nothing about love or divorces but was somehow attracted to this song. Perhaps because when I heard it on TV, the woman who sang it, couldn’t hold back her own tears … it was that sad!
Today, a Facebook friend had posted a video. It was «For the good times», and at first I got mixed up … thought perhaps it was that song, but quickly remembered I’d heard that with Kris Kristofferson. I realized I wouldn’t be able to recall the first one so I just gave it up.
Tonight as I was sitting here, at my desk, a name popped up in my mind — totally out of the blue! At the same time came the song title! Vicki Carr, With Pen in Hand!
I still want to cry a little…