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Friday, June 03, 2005

When the sun breaks through...

I never realized it before, but I believe my countenance is tied to the weather. Earlier this week, when I was driving back into town from a quick excursion out over the Memorial Day weekend, I thought to myself "I hope this gray, rain doesnt happen all week..."

It did.

But, today, as I was leaving the office to get some quality naptime before my gig this evening at the Sex/City party at Rio, I pulled out of the office and there was something I'd not seen all week...

... the sun.

Sure there were clouds, but as i slid the roof back on my overpriced '79 Chevy Nova, I realized the very real lesson that nature was teaching me...

... that everything happens in it's own time. The sun peeked out over the Carolina woods as I drove back to my Section 8 housing in the Northeast of Columbia... and the warmth bathed my face with a feeling of - well - peace.

Someone one wrote in a song I heard once that "Into every life a little rain must fall... and losing one you love is like a storm... but storms are passing". I don't think I've lost anyone I love (at least I don't think I have - yet ;) ), but the real truth is that storms... gray clouds... they all pass. And when they're gone, a peace just seems to settle in for a moment. And it's in that peace that you find clarity... and it's in that peace that the world just seems to make itself right again....

... even if it's just for a moment. And you read what I think about moments, right?

So while driving, Pancho threw in a song I've been thinking about adding to 'NOK... it's a remake of "Listen To Your Heart" by 80's girl power band Roxette. It's done by DHT now... and it's on the dance label "Robbins". It was pretty awesome to hear as the sun melted the clouds away... if you get a second, and you're one of those lyric-fans like I am, go take a read of the lyrics... It's funny how a powerful song can stand the test of time... and I've always been facinated by the very spiritual nature that a keyboard just seems to add to any song. Maybe it was just another moment... I've been having a ton of those lately... and it's funny... living moment by moment really goes hand in hand with constant and neverending improvement.

So this weekend - its' gig, gig, and then, Sunday, maybe a quick road trip to spend some personal down time someplace quiet... and where I am just another face in a crowd.... it's refreshing at times to step out of the "radio spotlight" and just melt into the background. You get a new perspective on life that sometimes the limelight blinds you from.

Have a great weekend....

tk