Could I have this Kiss forever? Hopefully? Yes, Technically? No, cos Jamie went to heaven pretty sooner than our human minds could fathom. We thought we had forever, we thought the world would never end.
After our reunion on August 24th, especially when I got on his bbm and he on mine, he said to me one day “I still look forward to a duet with you”.
My mind flashed back to some time, when I was in my first year in school, in Dr. James room one evening, with a candle light, thanks to NEPA (National Electric Power Authority), we sang…lol..well, I was a bit shy, but I still sang, and he said we’d do a duet someday.
Next day I wrote a song, a song Dr. James never heard. And I never heard his too. I wish I could get a hold of his fone, go through his voice notes and just discover them…I so wish.
Dr. James!!! 😀 he’d tell me stories almost every night, yea, cool stories, funny, interesting ones, they’d come in bits of one minute voice notes till the story was complete, and I’d play that till I said goodnight.
One time he told me a story of me, I was this celebrity singer and I sang “Could I have this Kiss forever ” with Enriquez.
I laughed, I said, “No way, that was Whitney”
And he said “But you like her…”
So I asked “How do you know?”
And he was like “I haven’t forgotten many things you told me in school, by the way, you still owe me a duet”
And so that night I downloaded the song, replayed it after many years, saw the video on Youtube, played it till the next morning.
But one day, when my voice notes were close to a thousand eight hundred plus, I deleted some. Then suddenly, I consciously tried to protect Jamie’s notes from deletion, but I could only save two and sadly, many of my stories from Jamie had disappeared already. I said to myself “its ok, Jamie will send me more next time anyway” I thought we had forever. I felt like the world would never end.
Right now as I write, am thinking of how to get them back, if it works, I’ll keep you posted.