If you'll indulge me, I've deviated from our live version habits because this video holds a place in my heart.
Boring personal stuff after the jump, if you feel like subjecting yourself to it.
It was nine years ago this month that I first met mc. Our first date was a few months later in February. Afterwards, we went back to my dorm and stayed up literally all night on the couch talking. I put on "Insomniac Music Theater" in the background. This video played at least a half-dozen times that night. I can't hear this song without being instantly transported to that night. I'm an awkward 18 again, super nervous to be on my first real date (and with such a pretty girl!), but at the same time so happy. We talked and talked and the next thing we knew the sun was coming up. It is still one of the best days of my life.
As anyone who's been around here for any length of time knows, things haven't always gone smoothly between us. A few weeks ago, just as she was getting ready to go back for her Ph.D., we sat down and talked and between us decided that there are some very big structural faults in our relationship. It turns out we'd both been feeling unsure about the future. We've spent the last month (to the day, coincidentally enough) apart and trying to figure out if that's the way we're going to keep it.
Regardless, she'll always have a special place in my heart. I'm very blessed to have had her in my life for the last nine years. I'm proud of her for pursuing her dream job and I know she'll go on to great things. Here's to all the best for her.
(If you would, please, keep your comments relevant to the video. Now that I've said my piece, I hope you'll understand I don't really want to discuss things further. Thanks for your understanding in that regard.)