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Last night, knowing I would “see” her in concert for the first time, as a fan, I allowed my mind to wander back to one of my favorite all time song, Sade’s “Cherish The Day.”
I also thought that it was funny when my LB cousin posted about it earlier, and further helped me make the decision on this particular post.
As my friend Rick, could tell you in High School, he hate that song because of me. Granted, Love Deluxe was the first real Sade album for our generation. I love her entire catalogue, however when “we” were really somewhat cognizant of the ideas and concepts of what we thought “love,” and it’s components (read: sex) were, that was around high school.
I would play this song in repeat everywhere, in the Walkman, at home in my room as a thought. As I got older, I was able to get my hands on the remixes…discretionary income was not as accessible in high school.
I was further amazed as an adult, when I had the pleasure of hearing Joi cover the song.
Luckily, I know this will be a part of the set list tonight.

The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.