Consider this a footnote to my series: How I Married Karen.
First the song, then the story:
A few days ago I was watching a movie when suddenly, in the middle of a scene, Dusty Springfield’s “I Only Want To Be With You” kicked in over the soundtrack. So riveted was I by the tune and the memories it evoked that the dialogue simply vanished.
I was thrown back to 1964, freshman year in high school, my schoolboy crush on Karen still a burning coal in my gut. I heard this song on the radio and it perfectly expressed the helpless and hopeless love I felt for a girl who didn’t even know I was alive. Now, married to that very girl, hearing it again, so many years later and so unexpectedly evokes feelings that I thought were lost.