Today’s songs are:
Bruce Springsteen – Long Walk Home (click to download)
Blue Rodeo – 3 Hours (click to download)
Sometimes I pick a day’s song because I can’t stop listening to it (for instance the recent “Angel of the Morning”). Other times, like today, I pick them because they came up on my iPod while I was working and something about them struck me. Today’s specific choices came up back to back and both struck me as particularly meaningful at this day/hour/moment in my life.
When I first started doing this, three or so years ago, I used to post lyrics and try to explain why this particular song. Now I just post, as I assume any song’s meaning will change with the listener. So I simply put them out there, because I got something from them emotionally, and maybe you will too. Also I suspect that only Rhiannonhero is downloading them, and I probably don’t have to explain to her (even though she’d love it if I did). 🙂
I am now sitting here listening to Bruce Springsteen, lamenting that I don’t get to go to the concert tonight. Boss Daddy and Chef Daddy are going. I asked Boss Daddy if that meant I was in charge of the restaurant tonight. In a classic parent move, he told me that both PranavaGirl and I were jointly in charge. Heh.
This morning I went to the new coffee shop next door where I got a lovely, effusive, friendly greeting from the owners. They’ve only been open a week or two and I’ve only been in maybe 4 times, but they always thank me and say glad to see me, in a very genuine way. I mean, yes, new business, so they are glad for my patronage, but seriously, I live 15 yards away, they serve the best coffee ever, so yes, of course I’m gonna be there if means not having to make my own coffee. Still it’s nice to have people seem so happy to see me first thing in the morning.
Also last night I dreamt I was opening a museum with the cast of Scrubs. It was going to be an amazing museum which would magically educate everyone in the world to ‘right’ (my way of) thinking. As you left the museum you’d be routed through a huge book store and after seeing the exhibits everyone would be compelled to buy many books and read. Hmmm.