How Did I Get Here, And Where Is The Next Turn?

Greetings and salutations to all who deem this worthy of your time...

Brought up Feb 24, 2012

And The Day Continues...

Have you ever had one of those days where, unexpectedly, it seems that the very blood in your veins is humming?

I woke with a snarl, argued myself out of bed and off for my walk, did the river thing, (see previous) and then ran errands. One of those happens to take me on a 20+mile drive. On the way, I was driving along, thinking what all I had to do, the radio blasting to the point that I could feel the vibration through the steering wheel. (Doesn't everybody?) On the drive home, I flipped stations, passing up my usual heavy metal for an oldies station. And wouldn't you know, a song comes on that I know all the words. The reason for that isn't that it has been heard alot, though it has, but that it happens to be one I had to memorize once. High school chorus. Fun times, considering I couldn't carry a tune if it were glued to me. 'Yesterday Once More,' and the sweet voice of Karen Carpenter blasting through out the speakers. I'm sure anyone passing would have thought I had lost my mind... and if the kids had been with me, they would have, well, I wouldn't have heard the song. (we have a constant battle over music. I feel the driver should be in charge, don't you?) Anyway, I was singing along loud enough to hear myself, ever so slightly off key, and thinking of those days of old. I know it seems I live in the past these days, but there is a reason for that. My life has come full circle. The last third or so, and the first third, have sort of met. Old friendships renewed, discoveries made, and a sense of finally knowing who I am have me really looking at the past. The present isn't so bad. I bounce back from the negative much faster. And I actually see a future full of promise, something worth planning for.

It's really a very cool feeling... just to feel like singing full out, "just like before..." along with Karen...


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