Wednesday, February 22, 2006
When I close my eyes I hear Lionel Richie. Lionel and I have a love/hate relationship. And since I heard him singing to me on the radio this morning (note to self: put CD from Superinky into car stereo), he’s now planted firmly in my brain.
“You are the sun, you are the rain…”
When I was in high school I went on a date with a friend to a Valentines Day dance. Roberto was a nice guy: funny, goofy, sweet and a good person. I thought of him as a good friend. Friend, is the key word. That night, as his mom chauffeured us to and from the dance, Roberto sat in the back of the car with me. Hmmm. Lionel Richie played loudly.
“That makes this love a foolish a game…”
Roberto put his arm around me. And sang along to the music. To me.
“You need to know, I love you so…”
And I thought to myself “oh shit, he likes me more than a friend.”
At the dance I tried to keep us in with groups of friends as much as we could, but it’s that car ride that seemed to go on forever. I wish I could remember what I wore. I’m pretty sure he had a Cosby sweater on.
Awkwardness. I hope I was nice to Roberto. Nothing ever came of our date, and I’m pretty sure he was a complete gentleman and walked me to the door. I think even from the door I could Lionel Richie.
Now when I hear Lionel, I’m filled with this kind of awkward dread. I think that means I need to open my eyes and change the radio station.
So there you go for Self Portrait Tuesday, this week on Wednesday due to the holiday, and thanks to Brett for getting me off my ass and posting a portrait this week. Go check out Brett’s new hairdo: it’s very handsome.
Posted by LeLo at Wednesday, February 22, 2006