It’s New Years Eve 2002, and time to get back to work. This morning the insanity of the season hit me full force while sweeping up needles (again) and singing Julian Lennon’s Valotte. (‘Thinking of a reason, well it’s really not very hard … to love you even though, you nearly lost my heart …“) I was snapped out of my descent to 80s reverie by my toddler yelling, “Daddy, that’s HORRIBLE!” Suzy then suggested that I escape to a music shop to cash in a CD gift certificate. I thought of Julian Lennon’s Greatest Hits, but we agreed it would have only a couple of tracks on it. Still, as 2003 breaks I can’t help wondering how I know all the lyrics to this song.

A clip from Valotte, by Julian Lennon (1985).

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