After an incredibly difficult period, some major disappointment and necessary distance, the lady I love is moving back in with me, and in honor of that occasion and what we’ve been through, I made this mix. When I “proposed” to Tara, it wasn’t very romantic. I didn’t have a ring; we weren’t at a fancy restaurant; I didn’t get on one knee. I merely suggested that, since we were going to be together forever anyway, maybe we should get the legal benefits. We’ve been through a lot together, and needed to go through a lot separately for a while, but the feeling remains – I love her, and she loves me too. We’ve both gained some perspective during this time, and have learned how to live as individuals. It just so happens that, while some independence will always be necessary, we prefer to go through life together, and I look forward to doing so in our non-traditional, unpredictable way.
So this is for Tara, a little ball of a woman, my darlin’ dear, the Booth to my Bones, my little C.C.H. Pounder.
Don’t take it too literally, if you take it all. 🙂
I forgot to mention thanks to Michael and Kelly who are both awesome siblings and keep me kinda connected to the world of music. Kelly showed me a great band called Girls (no. 8 on the mix) and Michael just gave me the entire Phantogram album (no. 12); they also have both helped me a lot lately, so I just wanted to pay them their dues.
that’s very sweet, erin! i’m so glad to hear this! 😉