Well, seeing as it's you, I'll explain. Fram Actual, one of the few Bloggers I keep an eye out for. He's a darn good writer which, I suppose, is because of his profession.
Always has such an interesting and stylish way about him. And he usually includes a song or two as a 'bonus' at the end of his article.
In his current posting he writes about a sort of 'lost love', a girl he knew. This struck a chord with me. And I doubt that I am alone in this kind of memory.
Thus it's HIS fault that I'm writing this odd piece, and why I am including two of my favourite 'oldies' courtesy of Youtube.
I wrote a letter of goodbye to my very first love. I really did love her then and, in a way, still do - even though we shall never meet or speak or write to each other again. It's impossible.
So, my first song is Billy Eckstine singing 'I Apologize'
The second song makes me think of the recurring dream I kept having for many years after I left her. Her name: Stella. No, it's not Stella by Starlight, although I love that song too.
My dream was always the same. I'm walking along Croydon High Road, passing my favourite store, Kennards. Stella is walking towards me, wearing her dark green coat. She comes close to me but just walks past me, not even glancing at me. She melts into the people as she disappears. I can see this now, so clearly.
The second song is, of course, Passing Strangers, a duet by Billy Eckstine and the wonderful Sarah Vaughn.