I was picking out the clothes to wear this morning when I remembered a 1983 Jackson Browne favorite, “For A Rocker”:
“I got a shirt so unbelievably right, I’m gonna take it out and wear it tonight, for a rocker.”
Only, I sang, “For a walker,” because I was dressing to go walking, and that’s the sort of butthead things that I do. It did set me up for today’s music, an upbeat song that excellent for singing in my head as I walk.
“I’ll tell you something that I have found out, whatever you think life is about, whatever life may hold in store, things will happen that you won’t be ready for.”
Yeah, I think often about how life blindsides me — “I never saw it coming.” Not alone in that, I think. Conversations planned in my head spun away in unimagined ways. I’m trying to be ready for the weather though, checking through rain gear, sunglasses, gloves, tissues, for walking.
“Don’t have to feed them, they don’t eat, they have power supplies in the soles of their feet.”
Well, that’s not me. I eat. No power supplies in my feet, just some callouses. Still a good song.