At the same time, some memories are so wonderful that they persist forever, memories of an absolutely perfect moment in your life. This comes from about 1971 (of course I have no exact memory of the year). I was visiting the Berkshires -- my boyfriend lived in New York, and I in Boston, so we would meet in the Berkshires at his mother's house. We went to a farewell concert of the Youngbloods at Tanglewood (I think it was Tanglewood). But here's what I remember precisely: It was a glorious day, sunny and warm. We were relaxing on a blanket with our friends. We had picked up sandwiches from Take Out Alice (the Alice from Alice's Restaurant had by that point closed her restaurant and opened up a takeout place) -- they were pot roast sandwiches, on rolls that were dusted with flour on the top, and horseradish -- I have never forgotten the taste of that sandwich, eaten outdoors on a beautiful day. And of course, we had the preferred drink of the time -- Boone's Farm Apple Wine (no one drank real wine in those days).
And when Jesse Colin Young began singing "Sunlight," the moment became a perfect one that I would never forget. The boy I was with (I'm sure he was a man, but from this vantage point, he was a boy) -- I was crazy about him, the delicious sandwiches and wine, the beautiful day and that song . . . it all combined to create a moment that I will remember until I leave this earth.
Listen to it through your headphones, it's gorgeous. What's one of your perfect moments?