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A toast to loves lost. Daily story · 28 December, 2012
  • The wine of choice for lovers, to drown the pain of loss.

    I spent a considerable amount of time last night, loading some of my rather large CD collection into my mini. The chore is no where near done, as they had to be loaded individually, because I never backed up the collection that was in my previous laptop before it’s fatal crash.

    Along with my own CD s, there were several that had belonged to my beloved wife who is now deceased. A best of Joe Cocker was among these, and I know why she bought it. She loved the song from An Officer and A Gentleman “Up Where We Belong”. One of my favorites as well, I remember us searching out the soundtrack for the movie immediately after we saw it. Had it been vinyl, the copy would have been worn through completely, it was played so often.

    The last CD I loaded up for the night was that Joe Cocker Best Of that she bought before her passing, and when I went to open the case to put it into the player, I found it to be unopened. I mean, the seal was still on the case.

    I downed a few glasses of Chianti and went to bed listening to it, and cried my self to sleep, realizing that Zinf is much better for a damaged heart. It just tastes better, seasoned with tears, than any other wine.
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