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?
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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