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One last dance

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DAY 26

The water was cold and it made her skin shiver. She couldn’t swim, and no one was around to witness what she was about to do, so this was going to be easy. As she lay down in the cold water, her short life flashed before her eyes like a slideshow. There was her beautiful and carefree mother dancing around the immaculate home to an upbeat jazz number. Her father laughing and tapping his feet in time as he read L’Équipe to keep abreast of his favorite football team, Olympique Lyonnais. Her first boyfriend Leon breaking off their relationship because his stiff upper-class parents didn’t approve of him dating a girl who came from no money. The icing sugar on top of the clafoutis: meeting the magnetic and seductive Henry on that eventful day in the Tuileries Garden. Kissing him and holding him was precious and she wouldn’t trade those romantic moments for any form of wealth.

And then she couldn’t breathe.

As the River Seine hungrily claimed her soul, Alicia’s final thought was of how cruel it was to die alone without the one you truly love by your side holding your hand as the soul tries to make its lonely journey home.

© La Petit Muse 2016 (excerpt One Last Dance) 

july 26

For Word-High July

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30 Day Song Challenge: Day 1

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Challenge: Your favorite song

Whenever I say ‘Save the Last Dance For Me’ by The Drifters is my UTMOST favorite song of all time, my friends used to look at me funny and go, ‘But isn’t Michael Jackson your favorite musician?’

‘Save the Last Dance For Me’ is a song that speaks of obsessive love, fear, sadness, or jealousy, depending on how one may look at it, but the smooth caress of Ben E. King’s vocals on this track offers nothing but affectionate romance. There was a story back then about the origin of the song. Writer Doc Pomus was stricken with polio as a child. He said he got the idea for the song at his 1957 wedding. Imagine just seeing your newly wedded bride dancing with everyone and you can’t dance with her because of your polio. You feel a sense of sadness. That maybe, just maybe, you’re not good enough for her, that you although you have her you don’t really have her. Yet, you’re hoping that at the end of the night that she’ll remember you. Remember who she’s coming home to.

You can also look at it from this perspective: He is telling her that she is free to dance and flirt, but he’ll be there for the dance that really counts: the last dance. And this is how I choose to look at it.

Pomus and his bride divorced five years later.

The song went on to be covered by other various artists including Michael Bublé and Dolly Parton, but those versions are not as electrifying as the original.

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You can dance
Every dance with the guy
Who gave you the eye
Let him hold you tight

You can smile
Every smile for the man
Who held your hand
‘Neath the pale moonlight

But don’t forget who’s taking you home
And in whose arms you’re gonna be
So darlin’
Save the last dance for me, mmm

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