So I've been in one of my 'listening to sappy old love songs, and feeling nostalgic' phases. Why do I do it to myself?? I'm talking some early to mid-90s stuff, even down to stuff that reminds me of high school... I really cannot fathom the lost time between here and there. I don't know where it went. If I had known it was going to slip away from me that quickly, I would surely have never blinked... not once... What things might I have missed by sleeping? I have always liked to say "You can sleep when you're dead." It's true--there's tons of stuff to see and do, and not nearly enough time to do it in. [Although I can't help but find myself fond of the occasional nap here and there, on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon].
I was having a discussion with my friend Faith yesterday, (a.k.a. "Betaille", Jinks). We were talking about Mortality, Aging, Loss of loved ones and so forth... I was thinking alot about how my father is these days. The jovial, silly bear of a man that I grew up with is sitting there in his recliner, sleeping... the highlight of his day now is watching the "Gunsmoke Marathon" on TV Land. He is still silly sometimes, but he is now meaner, extensively more cantankerous and much less patient. The courteous, loving big-hearted, red-haired gentleman I know as my Daddy is now mad at the world. I know why, I understand it but I just can't "understand" it, you know what I mean? It just hurts me now, and makes me realize what there is to look forward to. It gives me a sense of urgency. "Use it or lose it!" my subconscious pleads with me... Will we ever know the answers to the questions Why and When?
Oh well... I am hoping to have a moment to post later on tonight, maybe I'll elaborate more...
In checking into the significance of today (July 3rd--the day before our holiday), I happened to notice that it is the date of death for 2 prominent people in music history...
- 1969 - Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (drowned) (b. 1942)
- 1971 - Jim Morrison, American singer (The Doors) (b. 1943)
I'll be back in a bit... let me know you're hanging about... leave me a note! xoxox.