Monday, October 22, 2012

Some Songs to Celebrate Eight Great Years, Part 5

In October 2004 (basically over the course of the whole month), I fell in love with a very good friend of mine. It turned my whole world upside down and changed everything for the better. To celebrate that happening eight years ago, I thought I'd share a few songs that make me think of us and the life we've built together.
Song #5: "Ball and Chain" by: Josh McCabe
"We were meant to walk together, but it sure is a tricky climb."
It wasn't a given that we would end up together. We knew each other for over two years without recognizing that we had feelings for each other beyond friendship. It was very complicated. We each had a kid with someone else and there was the tricky matter that I was still married to my someone else. We were working together (for the second time) in a pretty toxic environment. That October was a roller coaster with each of us experiencing the greatest love of our lives and, at the same time, despairing that we could never do anything about it.

Josh had taken the summer off of work that year and had a lot of time to play and write music. By the time fall rolled around he was in peak condition. Therefore, when things seemed most bleak for us, he was able to use his talent, as artists have throughout history, for the purpose of wooing the woman he loved. Listen to the song here.

Obviously, it worked. Once we made up our minds to be together, it seems like that whatever other tricky things may swirl around us, the one thing that has never been complicated is our love.
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