Okay, I’m doing this backwards. But my enthusiasm pushed it this way and that’s how I decide things. So, right or wrong, that’s how it’s going to be.
Yesterday, I talked about my brother’s friend, Simon, who rejected the “show biz” track and claimed no regrets, except for maybe one or two secreted n the corners of his wistful eyes. (Or else I’m wrong, and it was dust.)
Today, as a follow-up, I was going to use myself as a prototype, delineating how, through a determining combination of genetics and opportunity, directed both towards a career is show business and away from a career in anything else, I ended up where I did.
But then, on a walk to get coffee, I remembered this song.
It’s a Country song and, like the greatest songs of that genre, it tells a classic story in an evocative manner. I love this song. The music and the lyrics and the beat feel ideally matched to capture the tone and inflection of the narrative it relates.
“Life Happens” introduces us to a girl and a boy who both once had dreams – the girl’s dream was show business, the boy’s, a career in car racing – and the way things turned out.
I will temporarily defer retelling my story for the umpteenth time – don’t you just love the way I drumroll future posts to inspire your enthusiasm?
Today, it’s “Life Happened”, by Tammy Cochran.
Now sit back, close your eyes, and take it in.
To me, it says it all.