Been thinking about my mom this evening. How do you explain to a little boy who someone is that he has never met and never will?
It was 1988 when Fine Young Cannibals came out with She Drives Me Crazy. I remember it being on the radio a lot. But there was one afternoon/evening that I remember the most. My mom was driving us kids home from somewhere (the beach? a friends house? we were at least coming from the direction of the beach) and this song came on the radio. My mom and I sang along with it enthusiastically. But what stuck most in my mind was the fact that as we drove past a Bi-Mart, my mom pulled into the parking lot, stopped and bought this album, just because of this song.
It was only years later that I realized this song, for my mom, must have made her think of a woman-friend she liked. For me, I think of this song and remember my mom and the crazy spontaneous thing she did.