My posts during April form part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme this year is Jazz and I've selected a variety of classics from across the board. I've mixed up the performers a bit though ...
Once a week, Diane went to University. OK, so she was only studying a short course, but it was at a 'proper' University. One she'd dreamed of attending for absolutely years. It took a long time to travel there and back, so she was getting home close to midnight, but still buzzing.
She'd got to know Jack online - they'd not actually met, but had developed a comfortable routine - a shared friendship. What they shared was a love of psychology, a birthday and being internet dating veterens. Jack was a true night owl - but then he didn't have a 'normal' job, so being up into the early hours of the morning was quite the norm for him.
Diane would come home, make herself some tea and toast, then climb into bed with the phone. And they'd chat. About this 'n that. Film noir, an interesting book, a new exhibition, some research, an essay, a recent date. And then one day, it happened. They met ...
And it was still really comfortable, in that they never ran out of things to talk about. But there was also a spark - which came as a bit of a surprise. Diane was worried this would mean they'd stop their late night chats ... but no. They went on talking about this 'n that, and that 'n this until the early hours. Until, in fact, Diane would find herself drifting off to sleep and Jack would have to wake her up to say goodnight.
"Two sleepy people, by dawn's early light, and too much in love to say goodnight." Oh yes, indeed ...
© 2017 Debra Carey
I'm a big fan of Norah Jones but have to admit knowing nothing about Seth McFarlane.
Written in 1938 by Hoagy Carmichael, with lyrics by Frank Loesser - and what great lyrics: "here we are, out of cigarettes, holding hands and yawning, look how late it gets". Such a wonderful, innocent yet intimate quality.
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