Yes! Yes! Yes! In fact the love grows, and with each passing year we feel more at ease and more content than ever! Which leads me to a story: Right before the New Year, Lenya and I went to Billy Graham's 90th birthday party back East. I spoke the next night to his staff and board. The next day, Lenya took a plane to New York City (one of our favorite places to hang) for a brief visit.
What a great time! We walked around, took pictures, ate, took in a Broadway show, ate some more, held hands, and ate a bit more.
Based upon the recommendation of my friends Greg and Cathe Laurie, we went down to SoHo to a little restaurant called Mercer St. Café. Purported to have great food. We walked inside to a cozy and hip (and packed) cafe. All the seats were taken expect a little "corner seat" in the lower level (the basement).
Sitting there in that little spot, alone with my wife I realized, "This is all I need and there's no place I'd rather be than next to her." I said something to the effect that being there in that basement seat down at the Mercer Street Cafe was sheer contentment, and then I immediately thought, "There's a song in that!
So, when I got back home to Albuquerque, I started writing the words and melody that became a special edition CD entitled, The Royal Road of Love. My close friend and musical partner, Kenny Riley, recorded it just in time for a Valentines release. We're trying to compose original songs for every season of the year. The first was the Christmas CD project and this Valentins Day marks the second.
The video will give you glimpse into the recording process, with all the fun fellow musicians can have working on a recording. Enjoy it and around Valentines Day look for the special edition CD. (BTW February, for you GUYS, Valentines Day is February 14).