I just finished my morning cardio workout – thirty minutes on the cross-trainer.

While pumping away and breathing hard to strengthen my heart, one of the songs that came up on my iPod was “Unforgettable”. Through the wonders of technology, Natalie Cole was singing it as a duet with her father Nat King Cole.

My beating heart beat faster – “Unforgettable” was the theme piece that I had used at Bill’s memorial service.

As father and daughter sang, I was transported back to the church, watching the video picture collage of Bill and me that I had assembled, and listening to friends give testimonials about the Bill they knew and loved.


Unforgettable, that’s what you are

Unforgettable, though near or far

Like a song of love that clings to me

How the thought of you does things to me


Never before has someone been more


Unforgettable, in every way

And forevermore, that’s how you’ll stay

(And forevermore, that’s how you’ll stay)


That’s why darling it’s incredible

That someone so unforgettable

Thinks that I am unforgettable too 

The cross-trainer strengthens the physical muscle that is my heart.

Where is the exercise to strengthen the emotional/spiritual muscle that is my HEART?

* * *

August Farewell, a memoir about my thirty-three year relationship with Bill which ended with his sudden cancer death, and Searching for Gilead, a novel which also deals with love and loss, are available through http://amazon.com, http://barnesandnoble.com, http://amazon.ca, http://chapters.indigo.ca, http://amazon.co.uk.

For more information on August Farewell and Searching for Gilead check out my website at http://DavidGHallman.com where you’ll find among other material a short YouTube video explaining why I wrote August Farewell http://bit.ly/jZrEbf



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