I have this playlist that has a lot of those sad songs of lost love. It has other stuff too. I keep adding to it and not deleting so it has become at least in part not what I intended. The common theme I set out for has become diluted.
The original theme was not sad songs about lost love because that is not what my life is all about. I started with Stardust but that is not the theme that is in my heart. My focus is … love. So my playlist has lots of songs about love. Here is a rundown:
All those describe how I feel about my wife and how blessed I am to have her in my life.
But there is one song that stands out from the others. It’s the very epitome of a sappy silly love song. It is so over the top that it seems almost a parody of sappy silly love songs. But it’s not a parody of sappy silly love songs to me. It’s how I felt forty-three years ago when love snuck up and caught me by surprise. And it’s the way I still feel today.
So here it is. From 1970. The Carpenters singing Close to you.