you know who I love? neil diamond. that’s right, neil flipping diamond. let that settle in for a minute.
there is something just so deliciously indulgent about neil. he’s a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll and the man wrote – albeit accidentally – some of the best drinking music ever.
if that doesn’t satisfy you as to neil’s deserved status, let me tell you that mr. diamond had one of the most expensive divorces in history. it came in at something like US $ 150 million – or in other words – a buttload of cash.
i guess the man just really didn’t want to be married anymore. which sets the stage for my, somewhat ironic, point.
i am eternally devoted to mr. diamond because his song ‘forever in blue jeans’ has greatly inspired my approach to being in a relationship. he says:
money talks, but it don’t sing and dance and it don’t walk.
as long as i can have you here with me, i’d much rather be, forever in blue jeans.
husband and i have spent many a car-ride singing this wonderful tune to each other. awkwardly off key with finger-pointing dance moves out in full force, we grin like complete idiots.
but while it’s fun to sing neil’s wise words to each other, it’s proving harder to live by them.
working here in india is a dream, no doubt. but in achieving said dream we have made the decision to become a one-income household, with a needy dog and a 120 year old house to support. we have a lot on our plate, and there have already been times when we’ve both thrown our hands up in the air and said ‘this sucks!’.
but, when these days come and we’re feeling blue, we are learning how to pull ourselves out of the funk with the power of positive thinking. cause neil is right – money’s useful, but we’re lucky to be spending forever (in blue jeans) with each other.
i ticked an item off my bucket list in 2008 when my charming husband made the tactically stunning move of buying me 2 tickets to a neil diamond concert for my birthday.
what’s more impressive is that he even attended with me – and sang along to every word.