Over on Facebook – where, I might have mentioned, you can ‘like’ us to your heart’s content right here – someone had the bright idea of setting a challenge to select a song a day on thirty different topics. As music is such a big part of my life anyway, I thought I would combine that idea with The Memory Blog during April (April having the right number of days). Which means that you get a new post every day this month, with a song at the end, too.
From some of the things that I have written recently, you will have gathered that the relationship between Helen and I didn’t last up until the present day. (Don’t be disappointed, there’s lots of good stuff I need to tell you about those times and hey, you watched Titanic even though you knew the ending, didn’t you?)
There were various reasons why this happened, but I have always said that I am not going to be the one to tell the world about it. This is a site about my memories, be they happy or sad, but at the same time I am not going to air anyone’s dirty laundry in public. Suffice to say that the last six months or so were traumatic, with both of us knowing what the problems were and neither of us doing what was necessary to fix them, for whatever reason.
This song was being played a lot on the radio at the time and it so fitted my mood that I even had it as my ringtone for a while. Although it is by a band that I like a lot, and indeed the album it comes from is one of my favourites, hearing it still takes me back to one of the worst – if not the worst – times of my life