Smoke gets in your eyes. Life and love.
April 1, 2023 9:50am CST
For me, most of the times, music and memories go together. And although I must have danced many times to the beautiful songs of The Platters, I close my eyes and I remember "Smoke gets in your eyes" in a much older setting, when my husband was already very ill. My husband worked until the last days of his life. He wanted me not to have money problems and because of him I can live well. One night he was working at night and I brought some papers of my students to grade. That was an easy task so I went where my cassettes were and I took out The Platters. And I let my mind wander when I heard Smoke gets in your eyes. I was thinking about life, love and my darling husband working instead of resting. I look at a picture I have on my chest of drawers among other family pictures. I don´t have pictures at the living room, only in my bedroom. There he is a gallant young man, maybe in his early 20s and the picture is together with pictures of my daughters and grandchildren. I look again at him, at the young man I fell in love with maybe over 60 years ago and also at the picures of the family we made. And now, every time I listen to this music, my eyes get wet with tears. Smoke gets in my eyes.
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• Laguna Woods, California
That's a beautiful love story. Although he is now in heaven, he dwells in your hearts. Yes, music could remind you of old memories. I know you're happy with your daughters and grandchildren. I love this song too, it also reminds me of the old days.
Oh, Marja...what a sweet story of love. It made my eyes leak as well. It truly does seem that you both loved each other very deeply. I am so sorry you lost him so young, he truly does sound like he was a wonderful husband and father. Big hug.