with Lynne and Leslie

Five-Minute Fridays: Last

by SweetMidlife

Leslie here! Here’s my Five-Minute Friday entry, which is the word “last”.


“My First, My Last, My Everything” is one of those wedding songs that you think about because of the commitment in the title, but don’t really examine. Maybe it’s that you hear it so much. Maybe it’s because “Ally McBeal” ruined it. I don’t know.

But it’s one of my favorites, in a giddy, almost surreal way, because it’s real. When you say that to someone, you should mean it. I always thrilled to such a manly man as Barry White and his big booming sexy voice making such a vulnerable declaration, because he was, you know, a man, and imagining that someone was his “first” at the age he was singing it…what does that mean? First sexual encounter? Not likely. First girlfriend? Nah.

Wait…it’s more powerful than that. Maybe it means that this person is so mindblowing and momentous that time started over. Clocks have no meaning. Every other person before this is a wisp, a figment, a thing that does not matter, because now you’ve met your someone and time has restarted.

And this person is the first. They will be the last. They are all-encompassing.

They are everything.

And that’s something to sing about.


5 Responses to “Five-Minute Fridays: Last”

  1. What a fun post! I also love that song! Happy Friday Friend…

  2. shortybear.63@att.net' denise says:

    Welcome to FMF. I love this post.

  3. I absolutely love the idea of an all encompassing love and who better to sing about it than Barry White. So clear we grew up with the same music. Will be in my head all day! Loved it.

  4. Well, now I’m going to have that song stuck in my head all day! With a new perspective on it, though, so no worries! Have a blessed weekend!

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