You know how some songs always make you think of one particular person? Or, one particular moment in your life? A little while ago I started to prepare dinner. I grabbed a CD from my oldies collection, popped it in the player and turned back to the stove. In the background, The Temptations played, then Stevie Wonder as I busied myself at the stove. As the elk steaks (not one of my favorites, but I have a freezer full of it) simmered in Stubb's marinade, and the water for the pasta began to boil, my father's all time favorite song came on. Everytime I hear it, I just can't stand there, it gets me moving...all over. It's that powerful of a song. No one's home, so naturally I have to crank it UP! Good thing dinner was on cruise control at that point, otherwise, there wouldn't be any. I kind of got carried away. Yep, that's me be-boping all over the kitchen, slotted spoon and all. :)
So, what was the song that just took over my senses. None other than one of the classics from the master himself, Got to Give It Up (Part 1) by Marvin Gaye. Everytime I hear that song, I think of my Dad, dancing on the deck, at a reception, at his car lot, camping...doesn't matter. That will always be Dad's song. Always.
Now I know where I got my appreciation for good music. ;)