Where I match a song to specific memory
I was enchanted by this friend: she was from Canada and had a father in the Air Force, so she had lived many different places. She was intelligent and a strong feminist, and with a long-time boyfriend. Strangely, she seemed just as interested in me. Her play was the first time I saw the words of a person I knew come to life, and realized with a jolt how much of their own lives writers use in their work. This song always reminds me of her, not only because it was used in the one-act, but also because after we left school, she disappeared, not answering the letters I wrote to her. It turned out she had, without telling me, applied for the same full-ride scholarship to a transfer college and got it, leaving me high and dry. I heard about her coup from a friend. We never spoke after college.