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Over the Moon: Preview of The Couple Profile

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Their first kiss was on the anniversary of Stonewall.

Their first date was at a showing of the movie version of ‘The Lion King’.

Their first buggy ride together was in New Orleans.

Tomorrow I present the first ‘Couple Profile’ – on Wayne and Cody – and it’s a story that goes back almost two decades.

 

The year was 1994, and ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ was saturating the summer airwaves. Whenever I write a feature on someone, I try to get into their heads, or into the time period it took place, by listening to music relevant to one or the other. In this case, I tried a little of the Elton John song, but something didn’t ring true. It was romantic, it was swoon-worthy, and it must have played when they were just getting to know one another – but another song presented itself in my head, and then, unplanned but perfectly plotted to the whimsical workings of the universe, on some obscure mix that played when I was having trouble sleeping on a recent night, ‘Moon River’ came on, and it suddenly became the song that informed the piece.

I have no idea if it played any part in the lives of Cody or Wayne, or even if they like it (hopefully it’s not one of those songs they can’t stand), but for whatever reason it provided the soundtrack to the creation of tomorrow morning’s post. And somehow, the lyrics fit into the timeless notion of true love that I think these gentlemen exemplify. Come back tomorrow for a little slice of their story.

Moon river, wider than a mile
I’m crossing you in style some day
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you’re goin’, I’m goin’ your way
Two drifters, off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after the same rainbow’s end, waitin’ ’round the bend
My huckleberry friend, moon river, and me…
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