On the drive to Aloha Beach in Kihei yesterday, Mr. Universe told me that he’d picked out a song for our wedding. Not a song to be played on the ukelele but a song that he thought was perfect for our wedding…and our relationship that he wanted to play for me. Little did he know it is one of my favorite songs by the Avett Brothers.
It was January Wedding. I used to think how lovely it’d be to marry in January just so I could call this song mine, but always shook off the notion because January is cold…and my birthday month…and who really wants to get married in January!?!?
Well, I guess I did….because that’s exactly what I did yesterday. And I completely forgot about the song! But Mr. Universe didn’t…and the best part is, he didn’t even know. I’d never told him how much I loved that particular Avett Brothers’ song…or that I wished it could be my song.
So we played it in the car on the drive. The lyrics are just as perfect as I imagined they’d be if I ever had a January wedding. Here’s a live recording and the lyrics:
And just like that…it happened.
Oh, did I mention the irony that every New Year’s Eve the Avett Brothers play a show in their hometown? My favorite band plays a show every NYE…so I might be able to hear January Wedding someday on the eve of my anniversary…or maybe even at midnight. There are no coincidences, people…just intentions. :))