Im not as frequent a visitor to the AW as I used to be but this is still a site that remains important to me. I was thinking the other day, for no good reason, about some of the things that have really grabbed me here and we do have some very talented wordsmiths. The one that that has stuck with me was on the thread I started a few years ago about songs that have a special and personal meaning and @Chiz wrote a hauntingly beautiful piece based around Paul Simon’s ‘America’. Im pasting it below and the point of this thread is to celebrate the best of the AW -whether it be poignant or funny (or both). So come on make your fellow AfterWorders blush with pride or embarrassment and post it again here.
This is the piece that Chiz wrote:
When I was 17 I found myself, through no conscious effort on my part, going out with the prettiest girl in the school. I was in a band and had a car, and she was quite short-sighted; maybe that was it. Our music tastes met in the middle – Japan, Ultravox, Human League, » Continue Reading.