Twist and Shout

Twist and Shout
Life is never straight (Joey Kulkin photo)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Well maybe we'll see on the 4th of July


BENNINGTON -- They're exploding fireworks above the Bennington sky as I type these words. Two 4th of July moments in Bennington stand out:

° 24 months ago I had just returned from Trenton, raw and worn, and watched fireworks from North Street with Joel and Sadie (she in daddy's arms), and behind them stood a man and woman, his arms wrapped around her, her body embedded within his embrace.

° 16 years earlier, I wrapped my arms around Her the same way, at Upper Willow, and we watched the pretty colors go BOOM! We'd broken up months earlier but agreed to share this moment and it was a nice moment full of tenderness. It was our last tender moment.

Better Than Ezra was all the rage then. And this song spoke about the 4th of July.