I stumbled upon the video above while surfing the Internet last night. It is The Sundays’ cover version of “Wild Horses.” I played it, and it instantly took me back 20 years to a May afternoon.
I was in my apartment, about to finish my job and readying to start business school. There are a few moments like that in life. The summer right after high school graduation. A month off in between jobs. A time to rest before the next challenge.
The weather was great on that May day. Back Bay Boston was erupting with flowers and leaves after a long winter. It was one of the first hot days of spring, when you finally open the windows. A day when you dig out your shorts.
And, there I was, listening to this song and feeling incredibly lucky and happy. The girl of my dreams had said yes to my marriage proposal.
It’s a good memory. I smile every time I hear this song.