In 1986, I loved Tom Cruise because, you know, Top Gun. I didn’t think it was possible to ever love Tom Cruise more than I loved him then, especially after I just didn’t love him so much anymore and then actually started to feel a bit repulsed by him. Then I watched Rock of Ages during one of my postpartum late-night nursing benders. Then I watched it again and probably thirteen more times. (Not in a row. I took breaks to bathe and eat and parent and stuff.) Say what you want, but I love Tom Cruise again, you guys, as you can see by this graph.
And I’ve learned a few things:
1. I cannot resist Tom Cruise when he sings.
2. I pretty much like everyone better when they sing.
3. There is no song more powerful and inspiring than Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey. It is a Pied Piper tune and I am a rat. Make it the closing number for your show, movie, root canal – whatever! You’ll win me over, every time.
I know it’s likely that my feelings for Tom Cruise will change going forward. I mean, look at the graph. See what history show us? But, for now, I love Tom Cruise. I’m going to hold on to that feeling.