I’m sure people think that the first time I rolled a little Fire & Ice over my lips,
“I Will Survive” or something like that was playing on the radio.
You know, the cliché.
But it wasn’t that.
Not even close.
It was “Thunder Road.” The screen door slams. Mary’s dress waves. Show a little faith.
I can’t separate that song from that night.
All I have to hear are those first two notes and I know it.
It breaks my heart a little, still.
He says “lonely” three times in that song.
And I was shy and unsure and scared of myself and so alone - things no one would think about me now.
Especially out here, today.
I don’t talk about it, the song and stuff, but when I dress, I always include a little toughness, not all diva.