100 Word Song Challenge. Apparently, Deana with three kids, a job, a household and her own writing, is still able to take up the slack left by her husband's absence. Imagine that.
Deana has chosen a song that I can never listen to without tears filling my eyes. The song is by the late Dan Fogelberg, and there are several of his songs which have that effect on me. He was one great songwriter. A perfect choice to end off the holiday season, this weeks challenge is "Same Old Lang Syne."
A bittersweet song, remembering an old love, the what ifs and the road traveled. Beautiful phrasing, haunting melody and the feeling we have all gone through these emotions. You can't tell a story in a song much better than this.
For those unfamiliar with the challenge, we take the song as a prompt and write a poem, story, conversation, anything, but it must be in 100 words exactly.
Same Old Lang Syne
For almost thirty years, they had spent the last night of the year together.
Jules knew this New Year’s Eve would be different, had anticipated what it would be like,
and was sure it wouldn’t be a big deal.
She was wrong.
She was his best man. He was her everything.
She was happy for his new life; it was hers she mourned.
Sooner or later she would become…insignificant. David’s wife was already glowing,
three more months and a child would further redefine their friendship.
Shivering, she walked alone as the snowflakes met the tears on her face."