Something nice happened to me yesterday. It was a total blast from the past. I got a message on Facebook from a cousin's husband who had met me just twice--once when I was 12 years old and then met me once again when I was 22. That was the last we met. I did not remember him at all. I did not even remember the second meeting. I scanned my memory trying to salvage a teeny weeny scrap, trying hard to recall something but I came up with a big zilch. (and that happens very rarely!)
But the stuff he mentioned about me was absolutely right and it made me chuckle.
He mentioned my fascination with Ghost stories when I was 12 which was absolutely correct. All my younger cousins used to be totally enraptured and used to sit in rapt attention and pin drop silence as I went wild spinning tales after tales, lowering my voice dramatically and then suddenly screaming (and at this point they all fell out of their chairs in fright! I was such a wicked little thing) and frightening the living daylights out of them.
He mentioned that when I was 22, I had told him that my favourite band was Meatloaf! I have absolutely no recollection of this either! But I remember how my brother and I used to go completely crazy and berserk with our imaginations on the lyrics of this song. (See the video embedded below. It is a nice song)
For those of you for whom Meatloaf is ancient , let me tell you how the song goes. It goes:
"I 'd do anything for love, but I won't do THAT.."
My brother and I used to ask each other, what WON'T you do for love?
Then we would try to outdo each other with our answers which would range from "I won't drink the water from the toilet bowl" to "I won't eat a plate of cockroaches" to-- ahem-- more wild things which I cannot mention here as this blog is read by those under 18 too. So those above 18 reading this, feel free to use your imaginations . Heh Heh Heh! :)
This exercise of ours, completely took away the depth of the lyrics of the song , which are indeed beautiful and deep--but we were such sillies, ridiculing every single thing. Nothing was sacred to us, and how we would roll on the floor laughing at what we presumed was our own cleverness. :) We used to especially giggle over the lines "No-one else can save me now but you." :) Powerful lines, but how they made us laugh because by then we had got into that crazy laughing mode! :)
Now here is my question for you.
What won't YOU do for love?
Tell me , tell me! I'd love to know :) (but tone down the R rated factor please--some of my friend's kids do read this) :)