What Do These Things Have in Common: Ed Sheeran, Outlander, The Bay City Rollers and Losing Your Best Friend?
Over the last couple of evenings I watched Ed Sheeran's The Sum of It All , a four-part documentary that I've been wanting to see ahead of his concert in August -- I've had tickets since last October! I didn't expect it to be about anguish and loss but it is -- he talks about how many of the songs on his latest album were written from his broken heart after his best friend, Jamal, died suddenly. I want to tell him: Ed, I've been there. It will be a few years before you can get through a single day without thinking of your best friend. It's been, incredibly, seven years since I lost my best friend, Margaret, and it's a little easier now. Except when it isn't. This past week on Outlander , Season 7, Episode 4, there is a scene of someone is driving in a car in Scotland in the 1970's and the song playing on the radio is I Only Want To Be With You by The Bay City Rollers. It brought a smile to my face and my first thought was, "I can't wai