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Kymberlie Ingalls is native to the Bay Area in California. She is a pioneer in blogging, having self-published online since 1997. Her style is loose, experimental, and a journey in stream of consciousness. Works include personal essay, prose, short fictional stories, and a memoir in progress. Thank you for taking a moment of your time to visit. Beware of the occasional falling opinions. For editing services: http://www.rainfallpress.com/

Thursday, February 3, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 5

Day 05 - A song that reminds you of someone

Chris De Burgh - Lady In Red

It was 1988 that this song came to mean something to me.  It was the summer before my senior year of high school, and my boyfriend was headed to boot camp.  With promises of love and letters between us, he'd declared this "our song," having a video version made with dreamy sequences of me in a red blouse with a red bow in my hair as he sang his out-of-tune heart out. 

On our last night together, he was taking me to dinner.  My dad took me shopping and bought me my first beautiful deep rose red dress.  I felt so grown up. 

There've been many men since then, many dresses, many songs.  None have ever made me feel so lovely as I did that night.  I was his Lady In Red.


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