It’s funny how a song can take you right back to a moment in your life and you feel all the emotions that you were feeling at that particular time. Ahhhh. I heard a song tonight that reminded me of the summer of ’87. My sister was a huge George Michael’s fan and since we were over seas we had access to all the European bootlegs from various artists. Some how she got a hold of Careless Whispers – the live version from China. It has this incredible sax solo in the beginning that is to this day, one of the best intros I have ever heard. We listened to that song over and over the entire summer. Makes me feel ‘young’ again to hear it. Brings back so many memories of the beach and spending the day at the pool working on our savage tans and then spending the evenings with our friends watching these incredible sunsets. I can still feel the warm breeze and put myself back into that time in my life. That particular summer was one of the BEST summers of my life. It was right before my senior year and I knew it was my last summer to be wild before i had to grow up and go to college. I became a certified diver that summer and saw some amazing things below the water. I had 2 boyfriends that summer-one at the beginning ( who left in the middle of summer to go to summer school in the states) and one at the end. The one from the beginning remained a good friend for many summers after. The other was just a nice way to end my summer. I had a blue skirt that I wore all the time because I liked the way it felt when the warm summer breeze would blow in the evenings. My sister would make sangria and salsa and our friends would come over and we’d party til the sunrise. Sometimes, we’d go to the beach and then she’d make us breakfast when we got back. I became very confident that summer. I was tan, I was thin, I was young and I had a really good time. Funny how many years later it still makes me smile.