A song that reminds you of someone
The childhoods of my sister and I took place in the ’80s. When my parents bought a VCR we got our own special videotape on which we recorded two things:
- Barbie doll commercials;
- Music videos.
Because those were our two obsessions during the ’80s. We outgrew one.
But luckily we kept on playing with Barbie dolls. No I’m just kidding, we’re still avid music fans. On our Very Special Sisters Videotape we played/rewinded to watch and listen to videos such as Always on my mind (Pet Shop Boys), What have I done to deserve this (Pet Shop Boys/Dusty Springfield), Private Dancer (Tina Turner) and Papa Don’t Preach (Madonna - at the end of the video she’s in her room and I wanted those frilly pastel coloured curtains. Needed them.). But out of all the video clips we had on tape, the one we played the most was accompanied by a (we thought) great video from a movie we just HAD to see. It was our favourite movie even though we’d never seen it. The whole concept was just weird and fairytale-like. It seriously was our all-time favourite movie at the time.
As of this day, neither of us have seen the movie. Neither do we wish to because wtf? But as of this day, whenever the song comes on the radio (or VH1 - bless VH1), wherever we are, we text each other and think of each other. So here’s to my sister.