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Dandelion Music Press Laurie Betts Hughes

March 21, 2018

Yes. 

It was the summer before 8th grade when I met my first love.  Off I went to Christian summer camp for a week.  I'd gone every year with some friend or other since I was in second grade.  As overt and social as I am now, I wasn't then.  And I had a secret: I wrote songs.  Much like journaling or writing emo poetry, I poured my heart into songwriting and never told a living soul.  Where other kids would come home from school and watch TV or play video games, I'd sit at the piano writing music and recording it on cassettes.

In the awkwardness of 13, I met The Boy at a picnic on Thursday night.  He wandered over to our table in the awkwardness of 14 and said, "Excuse me, do you have any condoms?  I MEAN CONDIMENTS!!"  My friends and I howled with laughter and The Boy ran off, red faced, to find ketchup for his burger from somewhere else.  I thought he was a doofus.

But that night was the camp talent show.  He stood al...

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