Was minding my own business this Sunday when I was rudely interrupted by this candy truck, really, a throw-back to the 60’s. It plays one song, one very short piece of music. Calliope music. It gets into your brain and chases you all day, you can’t escape it! Last week the truck stopped at the end of this block. The music droned on for 20 minutes.
Anyhow while all the above is whirling through my head, I put Pandora on to drown it all out. Suddenly Otis Redding’s “The Dock of the Bay” starts playing. Love. Love. Totally love that. And as I listen to it I read the blurb Pandora posts about Otis. Well, I almost fell over.
More than a Feeling by Boston just came on. Boy, I wish my iMac had stronger speakers ’cause this is one of those recordings I really, really want to crank up!
As I was saying, did you know (I didn’t) that Otis died today over…ready?…
…50 years ago!!!!!!!
And now Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’ ” is on and I remember that he also is gone. All pieces of my life dropping away as time marches on relentlessly. Like leaves falling from a tree. Suddenly I’m all too aware of the limited time I have left on this earth.
I have to go. To be continued.