4) If you had a theme song, what would it be?
You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches on ahead. "Two of Us." It's the perfect song for me at this time of my life.
It popped into my head one day as I was watched my mother walk away, toward her kitchen in the house where I grew up. She was in her mid-70s at the time, and suddenly she looked old to me. Sir Paul provided the soundtrack to the moment.
Me and my friend, John. Me and Henry. Me and my oldest friend. Even me and my skinny beige tomcat, Reynaldo. We have loved one another longer than we have left. It's not sad, exactly, because I'm lucky to have such a rich backlog of memories. But it's poignant and important. I must honor our past and treasure the present and accept the inevitable.
How lovely and fitting that the voice that reminds me of this is the voice that's captivated me my whole life.
"Two of Us" is one of the last duets the public heard Paul perform with John Lennon, whom he met in 1957 and would lose in 1980. He wrote it about himself and the Lovely Linda, whom he would lose in 1998. Mortality is an equalizer.