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I Time travelled by hearing Sleepwalk
In July of 1959 I was new to the Army and was at Fort Ord, California for basic training when our platoon from Company C was marched from our barracks to the Post Exchange to buy sundry items. It was a hot Summer's day, and having lived all my life in rainy northern Washington, I was transfixed by the warmth and brightness of shimmering sunlight in California. As I stepped into the PX I heard this twanging guitar and sweet shrill notes that seemed to penetrate my skin and were wafting through the deepest part of me. Of course what I just said is a reflection of a moment that happened suddenly without any analysis. Years later I heard that same song and travelled back to the time when I heard it played for the first time and felt the same joy and exhilaration thus, I time-travelled. I've played Sleepwalk over and over again feeling that same sublime ineffable joy that comes through serendipitous experiences. I still wonder how I could have felt so great having just left civilian life for one of being a G.I. (Govenment Issue), but now I know better than to second guess life's wonder. We hope for quintessential, timeless moments, and Sleepwalk provided the benchmark for one of these moments of serendipity.
Loved reading your memories from your past about this song. Memories is what life is all about. I remember playing this song on the stereo when my kids were very young ...early 70's. a fun & simpler time of life....good memories. Love this song.
Oldies are forever
What a classic !