Diamond Girl...Seals & Crofts, 1973.
A Serenade of Seventies songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.
My aunt is twelve years older than I am, so that means she was sixteen when I was four, and that means she was basically one of the coolest people ever. (She still is quite frankly.) I used to spend a lot of time at my grandparents' house, which was made infinitely more fun by the fact that Aunt Tina lived there as well.
|Aloha from Aunt Tina and me in 1977.|
I was flooded with nostalgia today when I was at my grandparents' house. I walked into the room that used to belong to Aunt Tina, and remembered the joy I used to feel when I got invited in. I could still picture where the stereo was, the cat doorstop and the rest of the treasures that used to adorn the space. The troll dolls with their green and orange hair braided together were a favorite. (My recall for these details, as important as they certainly are, may explain why I had no room for any actual historical facts and figures in school.) There was a steady stream of good music coming from the speakers. One of the classic 8-tracks in her collection was Seals & Crofts. I loved the music, and the opportunity to just hang out.
And so our true voyage into the sappy, sweet, soft-rock serenades of the seventies begins...
Oh my love, you're like a precious stone
Part of earth where heaven has rained on
Makes no difference where you are
Day or night time, you're like a shining star
How could I shine without you
When it's about you that I am?
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