Falling Stars and Lou Reed

When I was 17, and a camp counselor, I spent one evening off with a friend, staring out over the darkened lake, now devoid of canoes and splashing campers. I watched in minor awe as the stars twinkled on the water—I didn’t see stars back home, just porch lights diffusing the heavens.

All of a sudden I saw their reflections begin to move frantically across the lake. I looked up to witness a fantastic meteor shower, as Lou Reed sang softly of Pale Blue Eyes.

This was the night I learned about the Velvet Underground—and the simple things that one day linger in nostalgia, waiting for youth to trade hands with age, when memories take on their full effect…Simple moments that find their way back on nights such as this…


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