Favorite song memory
I've wanted to share a memory for a long time, how a Billy Joel classic came into my life in 1978 and occurred at such a moment I've never forgot it. My high school had a ski club that offered a great package at a local ski resort. On this occasion none of my friends could go so I decided to go on my own. After the skiing was over we loaded up into a very nice greyhound bus and I discovered only one chair available next to a beautiful girl, I think she was one year younger. I never felt very confident in the guy-girl arena and wasn't popular at school at all. I asked if she wouldn't mind if I sat next to her and to my surprise, she welcomed me warmly. For the life of me, I couldn't believe how things went from there. We talked the whole way back to school. I think back to how pretty she was and I wonder if the lighting might have cast a uniquely good view on me. It is a sureal memory, and, playing over the music system on that bus, I'll never forget, "Just the way you are". How ironic and what a great memory.