Late 1970’s, I was walking along Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. I was passing the NCSU Bell Tower and heard You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone being played on it.
It was an amazing surprise. I noticed that the door at the base of the bell tower was ajar, so I pushed it open and went in there. I discovered an old friend from high school in there operating the controls.
After a great reunion, she invited me to every concert she gave on the tower. ♥️
I was enjoying some dear Melanie this morning. When I was a young’un, the school bus driver used to bring a radio, which was prohibited, but happened anyway. Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) was getting good airplay and would come on many mornings as we children were riding to school. Sometimes the entire bus would sing along. It was a great feeling when facing what was sometimes an unpleasant school day.
Melanie Safka is still living, age 75, and is sometimes on social media.
Song lyrics and poetry regularly pop into my head as I go about my days.