When I was 18, one of my best friends, Rex, who was my first boss in radio, asked me what my theme song was? At the time I did not really understand the significance of the question. But I answered honestly. And oddly enough, that song is still my theme song now, almost 30 years later.
And when I told him, he was not surprised. He smiled and said he should have known and said it was a great song. And we all have a theme song, don’t we? That song that comes on, and we instantly feel out power and confidence.
I hadn’t thought about my theme song in a long time, and then I heard it on the radio tonight. And I know that my friend Rex is sending me a message from Heaven. See, you can do it. stop doubting yourself, I can hear him whisper.
And I am reminded of something he wrote for me about 15 years ago. We all need someone in our corner like Rex was in mine.
Relationship: former boss, her photographer, friend
How you met: job interview
First impression: Electricity. You’ve heard of a wolf in sheep’s clothing? A woman in girl’s clothing.
How long you’ve known him/her: since ’91.
Straight or other: very straight without preconcieved notions.
Age: WAY apart
Occupation if he/she weren’t doing what they’re doing now: actress, model, councellor.
Most positive memory: The way she stuck by when I didn’t think anyone would.
Most attractive feature: her smile… but don’t forget her legs.
Most attractive personality trait: Makes you feel you’re the center of the universe; pixie innocence with a Bond girl’s suave.
Most glaring weakness: Doesn’t know what she has.
Hidden attribute(s): A cast iron core encased in electric velvet; PHENOMENAL intellect.
Reminiscent song: “Sister Golden Hair” by America.
Synopsis: Beauty and grace, inside and out; capable of transmitting it, too. When she leaves a room it’ll feel empty.
Any surprises: Willing to try anything within the bounds of reason and her mores: a bit of a gambler.
Angers at: People who pick on the smaller and the infirm. People who condescend to her, too.
Lingering impression: You’ll remember her and you won’t know why.
Biggest misconception: That she’s an airhead.
If he/she were and animal?: dolphin, probably.
Ideal job: Executive in talent development at a features/self-help magazine.
Ideal pet: probably a fish; she’s always in motion and they require little care.
Liquor: Brandy or cognac but could probably drink you under the table in bourbon.
Loves: Any kind of art which took S O U L to produce; painting, music, visual, dance, writing, motion picture/video, etc.
Would you recommend him/her as a friend/other?: Top of the list.
My theme song: