Charlie Bertsch (cbertsch) wrote,
Charlie Bertsch

Belated Present

Skylar and I didn't end up doing what I'd wanted to do on my birthday tonight. But she played happily while I cooked and cleaned to New Order's Power, Corruption & Lies and The Cure's Faith, which was even better, in a way. It's rare that I get to listen to whole albums on the stereo when I'm not alone.

I didn't think she was paying attention, engrossed as she was in another Harry Potter adventure at the Lego table. Before The Cure's live version of "Faith" came on, I told her it was one of my all-time favorites. She seemed to nod, but I wasn't sure she had registered my words. When the song ended, I went to remove the CD, figuring that the live version of "Forever" would be too much for her. That number is pretty abrasive. This 2004 performance from Toronto is the closest I approximation I could find on YouTube of the version that appears on the second CD of the Faith reissue:

Instead of complaining, though, Skylar said, "No, leave this on. I like it." Needless to say, I beamed with pride. I usually let her listen to what she wants to hear, whether it be showtunes or ABBA. Her taste are unpredictable, though. Sometimes she even asks to hear the music I'm in the mood for. And sometimes -- frequently, to be honest -- I'm in the mood for the music she wants to hear. In this instance, the convergence of our preferences made for quite a late birthday present!
Tags: daughter, everyday, music

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