Monday, December 8, 2008

Watching the Wheels Go 'Round and 'Round

December 8, 1980.
I remember that day, lo these 28 years.

I was seven, but goin'-on-8!

School bus #7. I believe Henry was my driver at the time. On the way home after school.
Outside of some classmate's farm and I can't remember him or how to get there...but I remember this moment.

Some DJ on KEEZ FM 99.1 (but we didn't deal in decimals at the time), said confusedly that John Lennon was murdered...details sketchy.

Then the kind DJ played "Watchin' the Wheels Go 'Round and 'Round." John's last single.

As far as I remember.

John really loved to watch'em go.

At that moment, I was no longer on the Merry-Go-Round. I just had to let it go.

This acknowledgement of mortality came at a time when I was not sufficiently equipped and when I wasn't really a Beatles fan. I didn't know from Beatles.

Truth is, when I heard a song, I liked it or didn't. But I will always love and appreciate "Watchin' the Wheels Go 'Round and 'Round." For the moment it is and will ever be.


Reading my old blog from a couple of years ago, I'm realizing "things."

I typed those missives only a couple of years ago (plus change), but perhaps that parenthetical is really the point of this post.

Yeah, I you get older, time seems to pass exponentially faster. Downhill I suppose, at least in a temporal sense. In the rear-view-mirror, you see the distance bent by parallax even as the speedometer reads constant. Yet each contemporary moment can be fleeting or interminably still in turn.

Where do we go, because we've been a lot of places and I'm not sure that's it's a good idea to NOT pull over and ask directions! Right?!?

I hardly recognize the CD Holmes of two years ago. I remember it as a movie I saw and somewhat enjoyed, but now I can hardly relate. It's an oogy feeling.

Maybe that's a good thing? Maybe this is growth? Recession? Not sure. complete thought, only observations.

Indiana Jones said it best when he told Marion, "It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage."

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Hello, It's Me.

I had the day off today.
It's a good day to have off, really. Snowing, bitterly cold, thoroughly MNan.

I spent a lot of the day not thinking about things I miss.
But then I started clearing out my My Favorites file. And I happened upon my old blog.

Ah, my poor, neglected blog. I miss typing incomprehensible, innocuous and incomplete thoughts. Especially, when I was able to acheive all three at once.
Also, I miss listening to music and trying to figure out an appropriate song title to use as my post title.
So, I'm getting the blog back together...which is a hassle. It's been so long that not only does blogspot not remember me, but neither does hotmail (YES!!!).
I'll post this at some point when I have more to say.

But this is it for today...Hello, It's Me.