Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Love the One You're With
"If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with."
Stephen Sills 1970
After lunch I returned home with my friend. She wanted to see my Hewlett Packard scanner that scans negatives and slides. She was very impressed with the way the scanner scanned negatives into color pictures on my computer. Technology is wonderful!
After she left I pulled out more pictures from my treasure trove to scan into my computer. Ironically I came across a thirty year picture that was taken of me meeting a former love for lunch. The location was in Philadelphia at 8th and Chestnut, in front of the Federal Building. That was a magical summer, one that I will never forget. I experienced something that few people experience in their life, true love.
The relationship didn't work out for many reasons. It was perhaps doomed from the start. But, as I remember that time and that person I am reminded of another song lyric:
Don't let it be forgot
That once there was a spot,
For one brief, shining moment
That was known as Camelot.
His name was Brad.