Twelve years ago I went to an elbow concert at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles. They put on an extraordinary show and it was a beautiful night. Alyssa Milano came and sat down next to me and I talk to her for a couple of minutes. I felt young, free and happy; like I was going to do so many wondrous and important things.
Today, listening to their sixth studio album, The Takeoff and Landing of Everything, I had that same bright and brilliant feeling. It makes me so grateful to have music like this, like a ruler to lay against my life then and now, taking the measure of myself and marking it down in a careful hand.
Oh long before you and I were born,
Others beat these benches with their empty cups
to the night and its stars
to be here and now and who we are.
Another sunrise with my sad captains
with who I choose to lose my mind.
And if its so we only pass this way but once,
what a perfect waste of time.
NaBloPoMo March - Day 8