When I started blogging I had the idea to create a collection of stories for my kids, to remember mommy and their childhood years. We are just starting and I’m enjoying every part of it. I want to tell and show them so much! I want them to see through my lines the “behind the scenes” of mommy’s behaviours. Thus, I must include here my love for The Beatles. Once in a while, I will write about songs that I like or events related to them that I still keep in my heart.
Today I remembered the first song I heard; it was Yesterday. I was in my first year of high school and Halver (our English teacher) brought the song to class to make it more exciting. At that time I did not paid attention, I finished the class without learning anything new and I did not care. Three years later, in Bucaramanga, the Universidad Industrial de Santander was celebrating the British week and a concert with a band from Bogotá called Noches de Liverpool was part of the program. It was a nice Friday afternoon, and without any other plans, my sister and me went to the concert.
It was love at first sight! This time I gave all my attention. I could not understand a word because I was very bad with English, but the music possessed me and I got captivated by that sound. (One day you will totally understand me. Wait until you become teenagers:))
From that day on, I started to research about the band; I collected as much as I could with very limited resources. I recorded on cassettes a total of 299 songs, t-shirts, posters, a biographical book, a guitar and piano course of their most famous songs, the photocopy of an entire book with all their lyrics in English and Spanish; I started studying English because I wanted to understand what they were singing about, I wrote about them, I talked about them all the time (even to the point to become annoying :p), they became my friends, supported me when I was sad and celebrated with me when I was happy.
Oh what a wonderful time!! Obviously I still love them and I will do it forever, but fortunately the teen years are gone and now they are not an obsession anymore. I grew up! You are very young now, but time goes so fast, and while sitting here I cannot avoid wondering about the future. I must confess that thinking about your teen years scares me a lot. Now that I look back, I can see me at that age and I just hope for the best… you are the most wonderful children, you mean the world to me and whatever the future brings, I’ll be prepared. Oh, you know I will, I will!