I know him by heart

I'm a romantic... I still believe!

My dear friend Sandy sent me this song (by  - Jon Vezner, Paul Williams, sang by Vonda Shepeard) yesterday. I'd never heard it before, but it got stuck in my head, so I had to do something about it...

I know one thing that strucks something deep inside us BATB lovers is the concept of Vincent and Catherine as "soulmates", "bonded", or my favorite, quoting Carole - one of my best writers and friends - "twin flames." Who wouldn't want to have that kind of soul connection? I have my extra-synical days, mind you... but a bigger part of me keeps refusing to believe it's all just a fantasy. Comes with the package of being a romantic, I guess.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestion, Sandy! I hope you enjoy it.

Look! Sandy's muse stopped by for a visit... and now we have a lovely vignette, Hold on, to go with the song; an expantion of "Once upon a time in the City of New York."


  1. Wheeee! I Love it!

    It seems like this could have been written specially for our Catherine, doesn't it?

    Big, appreciative hugs to you, Vicky, for sharing your music with us!

  2. Oooohhh, yes! That's what I thought too! By some hints in the Pilot, you can just tell she believed it, as well.
    Glad you like it, Sandy. Not me, thank you for still stopping by.

  3. oh, oh. This is exquisite! The lyrics are perfect, just perfect. And in your voice - it's Catherine, before that April 12th. I hear her, I do.

    This makes my heart clutch up! I want Vincent to hear it. Wait! He can!!

    So many hugs for sharing this, Vicky. Hugs to Sandy too - you two are great collaborators!

  4. Awww, Carole, what a wonderful thought! Do you think he could still hear it? Oh and, if you keep at it, you'll have me believing I can really act! Seriously though, thanks for such a compliment!

    Sharing things with you all is so much fun. You never know which the next stop will be. I can't wait to do it in person!

    Big hugs back, to both.

  5. Vicky this is beautiful! Thanks to you and Sandy both for this touching song- well done!

  6. Thank you, Linn!

    Isn't it wonderful when that happens? I mean, that kind of cameraderie... like you and Laura, or Krista and Sandy, or too many others to quote...

  7. Hey friends,

    If you have downloaded the file, please do it again and delete the on you have. i hadn't really listened to it before posting, and hadn't realised how squeely it was! So I recorded again.


  8. ok good, ok fine ... but I wasn't hearing "squeely" in that first version. I think you might have caught a case of the tweak-itis that's been going around ;-)


  9. Catching up on a proper computer at last...
    and loving this, of course!

  10. Thank you, Claire! I just updated it with our Sandy's warm story... Wasn't I telling you all I love it when that happens?! ;-)

  11. Vicky this was fantastic! You always do such a great interpretation of the songs you sing. I loved it. Thanks for allowing us to share it with you.

  12. I'm glad you like it, Joyce. And that's so sweet of you to say! Hugs.

  13. Vicky, the song is just lovely in your voice. Thank you. And thanks, too, SandyX, for your very girlish and almost flighty Catherine in that exchange with Jenny. The piece was a delight! Thanks to both of you for creating beauty we would have been denied without your grace.

  14. My Vicky CD is growing and growing! Almost enough for two CDs now!

  15. Two CDs? I haven't recorded that much! I wish! But I will, I promise.
    Thank you, love you!

  16. Vicky...I unfortunately wasn't at this years con, but I watched you sing from the webcam the Je was using. You have such a beautiful voice!! Hope you'll sing at next years con!

    Stephanie Rogers