its no news to anyone that my (our?) favorite place on Earth is the Outer Banks of North Carolina. so i had to smile when Mike mentioned a few weeks ago that they were "making a movie about Rodanthe" (one of the more remote villages on the southern portion of the main island). my first thought was, "oh no! tourists! it'll be ruined!"... then i saw the trailer. Nights in Rodanthe is the screen adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel by the same name. you know him - he did The Notebook and A Walk to Remember. the trailer gave me chills - not Richard Gere or Diane Lane - but those waves....that beach...the moon...the sunrise...the grey, weathered wood found, well, everywhere.
the song stopped me in my tracks - Gavin Rossdale - former lead singer of Bush - showing a softer side sings, "Love Remains the Same". i've included it below...so enjoy.
so i think about how that place remains the same - the essential parts do - and we've been going there for nearly a decade. hopefully as the decades go forth, old memories will be recalled and new ones made - for Mike and for me and for Michael too.
by the way - i LOVE LOVE LOVE that kid's taste in music. he was helping me tonight with scanning some documents downstairs on the laptop - and when i went down, i heard this amazing STUFF coming from the pc. i asked, "who's that?", and he replied "Josh Radin". awesome talent - and once again, my cool senior, who listens to every type of music known to man - turns me on to something good...enjoy. thanks, michael :)