This one could have gone several ways but I chose, ironically, the LESS traditional. Mainly because the fourth song that came on was completely unexpected and I didn’t know how to fit that in with the theme but it added an element of fun that just suited a less-romantic relationship and a more familial one. Enjoy! All songs have been fitted with a YouTube hyperlink so you can listen along if you like. (If you missed the description on the point of the Game, i use my ipod to randomly shuffle the songs and then write down the first 5, turning them into a Short Story using the titles, lyrics, melody, or whatever comes from them.)
Impressions: waiting, anxious for arrival, excitement, rockabilly
–Dad is waiting on his baby girl to come home. Every year she comes home around the same time. Always makes time for it, no matter how busy she gets. It’s tradition, ever since her mother died.
Impressions: Frantic, stressful, tense, keep balance, can’t make mistake, determined to keep ahead, hope,
–Grown woman at a high stress job balancing life and job. Looking forward to a vacation and seeing her family. Clear her head and have some fun.
Impressions: love, pride, sweetness, coming home, hope, forever safe,
–Dad and daughter meet up and both are so joyful. Girl knows when he hugs her, everything is worth it and all is right in her world.
Impressions: goofy, having fun, heavy work, old world, proud man, getting ready for something, anticipation, joyful, happy,
–Every year dad, daughter and family dress up in traditional Scottish regalia and attend the Highland Games held in their city. Kilts, bustles, tams and sporrans. Live steel demonstrations. Contests. They drink beer, play games, eat ginormous turkey legs, watch the shows. Everything is fun and wonderful.
Impressions: Cool, wise, encouraging, funky, hopeful,
–Dad gives advice to daughter as they’re eating dinner at a fast food restaurant after the Games are over. Still in costume, people look at them funny and they don’t care. They talk about times past and how much work she still has. Dad says don’t give up. That things will work out but never forget she has family. Don’t give up. Don’t give in.