Ok, I give up. I have to say, I struggled with this one in a weird sort of way. It’s no one’s fault but mine, really, but I’m at a complete loss, and thus several days late posting this one (not really unusual, that last bit).

Dinner on the Sound, Steilacoom, WA, 2021

I think the problem here is that I did this one backwards. Instead of taking the prompt and shooting something to fit, I happened to shoot this one with my phone last week, and just loved it. I thought to myself, “Oh, it’ll be easy to find a line from a song to fit this”.

I was incorrect.

I still love this shot, but thinking about what sort of line from what sort of song I wanted, I just came up with zilch, no matter how hard I looked. I can’t find a song with both a line and the mood that fit it.

It was a beautiful evening, Gretchen and I spending a few nights down in Steilacoom, right on Puget Sound, and as the sun set, the steaks and asparagus came off the grill, the potatoes were mashed, the Manhattans were mixed and poured, and we sat down to a gorgeous orange sunset. It was even fairly quiet, except for the train that came by every fifteen minutes or so (lol yes, true story). And even that just sort of faded into the background of this romantic evening.

I was thinking something with a groove like Paula Cole’s “Feelin’ Love” for the mood, right? A slow, sexy groove. An evening groove. And I guess the lyrics would have been alright, I mean they’re amazing for the situation, but they don’t really have anything specific to do with what’s *in* this image. Would that have been a cheap, easy way out?

The phrase “Sail Away” came to mind, but David Gray’s song by that name, although I love that one too, just didn’t do it for the image lyrically, either.

Gordon Lightfoot’s “Sundown”? The title works, the lyrics do not. I’m looking for a *line” from a song.

I guess in the end, as close as I could come to what I wanted, was from “The Night”, by HONNE.

“If you spend the night with me, I’ll make it worth your while.”

You’ll have to check with Gretchen about the veracity of that statement.

This post is a part of the 52-week challenge photography project for 2021. Click here for all the pieces in this project, or click the camera icon above to see all the pieces from all my 52-week challenges.

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