Monday, December 8, 2008

28 Years Later...

28 Years Later...

Today is 28 years since John Lennon was killed. It is also 28 years since my husband and I got together.

We were living in southern California, and we spent the day together. It was the first time I heard my vocals on tape. Chuck recorded me on a reel to reel performing a song I wrote the year before called, "Frozen Fields."

When I got home that night, my roommate asked if I'd heard the news. "What news?" I asked. "John Lennon was shot in New York City." I ran to my room, shut the door, and turned on the radio. Sure enough, it was true. When it was announced that he had died, the tears came hard and fast. Chuck came over, we held a candlelight vigil, played Beatles music all night, and have been together ever since. Happy Anniversary to us, and to John: thank you for your music, your spirit, your inspiration. May you rest forever in peace...

Today is also my baby sister's birthday. (I won't say which one, but think Jack Benny.) Happy birthday, Michelle. I love you!

The picture above on the left is Chuck & I shortly after we got together, and on the right, in Cancun on June 27th of this year celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary!

Frozen Fields
I ran through the night with you
Counting the clouds that block my view

Finding out the light is you
And feeling the warmth that pulls me through

Have I known this song before?
In the frozen fields I walk alone

Hoping in time to free myself
In a land where love can conquer all

Sacred dreams I can't let go unless my dreams come true
Soaring through my heart and soul is the love I feel for you

And I know what this love must mean to you
As your eyes light the fire that burns into

The freedom that flows through everyone
And is altered upon the wind of song

Grazing on the frosted plains and laughing at the night
Are clear cut signs of lost remains that prove that love is right, love is right

And I know what this love must mean to you
As your eyes light the fire that burns into

The freedom that flows through everyone
And is altered upon the wind of song

Have I known this song before?
In the frozen fields I've walked alone

Hoping in time to free myself in a land where love can conquer all
Love can conquer all, oh, yes it can...

Words & Music by DLSchubert 11.3.79

The Check is in the Mail
Well, the submission anyway. I'd have sent a check, but I don't think agents are accepting bribes these days. However, with the economy and all...

My first three chapters, synopsis, and cover letter are signed, sealed, and soon to be delivered via USPS (return receipt requested.) Now, I get to sit and wait for 2-3 months. What will I do with all that time?

Oh, yeah. Edit my manuscript...


Big Plain V said...

I wish we could still wear hair like that cuz I would so do it.

Congratulations on the partial request. Waiting for a response can be a total nail-biter.

DebraLSchubert said...

Big Plain V, Actually, when we first got together his hair was down to the middle of his back. Then it was permed. Then he went for the Rod Stewart look. I had the big '80's permed hair look. Stunning.

As far as the partial goes, I've got acrylic nails, so it will take special effort to totally bite them off. I may be up for the challenge.

Elizabeth said...

The wait is horrible! It turns me into a looney tune that checks her email 10000000x a day.
I hope your wait is painless and the merry season distracts you from it.
Thanks for the kind things you said o my blog today, I really liked them.

Chuck Schubert said...

I love you, honey!! Our hair has definitely gotten better with age!

DebraLSchubert said...

Elizabeth, Thanks. I'll try to drink a bit more to distract myself. And, you're more than welcome. My words were quit genuine. I'm glad they put a smile on your beautiful face.

Chuck, Yes, honey, and thankfully our hair is not the only thing that has improved over time...

Big Plain V said...

Okay. So if you say lovey-dovey things to your spouse on your blog, then you get this:

"Get a room."

(it stings, I know -- I get it all the time)

DebraLSchubert said...

BPV, Damn, that hurts. (Mr. Look At My Hot Wife!) And, you're right. I've been trying to talk him into getting a room, but he thinks ours works just fine and costs less. What a romantic!

Keith H said...

Congradulations guys!

Keith H

DebraLSchubert said...

Thanks, Keith. It's hard to believe we've been together that long since I'm only 35. I guess he was just seriously robbing the cradle!

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