Saturday, July 24, 2010

DMB 2010

Saw Dave Matthews last night at National's Stadium in DC. In the heat. As Dave said, "It feels like I'm standing on a dog's tongue." I concur.

I wasn't nearly young enough nor drunk enough to press up close to the stage with the crowd, but after we found a place to hang back where there was a bit of breathing room, we really had a good time. What I love about Dave is that the emotion in his music is real, and resonates with me. A lot of his older music is about falling in love, the rush of emotions and impossible dreams you have in those younger years. Now, his love songs mirror where my life and my relationship is, after several years of marriage and kids. Or maybe that's just what I hear.

It seems that every year I have a moment. Last night's was during "Two Step", an oldie but goody. I'm not sure I've ever heard it live before.

Celebrate we will
Because life is short but
Sweet for certain
We're climbing two by two
To be sure these days continue
The things we cannot change


Two days ago was Henry's 6th birthday. Yesterday I posted my father's obituary to my facebook page. But last night it was ok to celebrate, it was ok to feel good, feel happy, enjoy my family, laugh, dance, scream...

Some days I can't do it, but last night I could. So I did.

Things we cannot change....

7 comments:

rlbates said...

I'm glad to hear you were able to celebrate. Life is so short and often so hard. It's good to celebrate when we can. :)

OHN said...

It always amazes me how music and lyrics can take us to a place that is so deep within us that we don't realize that place is there until that moment.

I can hear a song that takes me to a point in time, that even though long ago, I can remember exactly where I was, who I was with, the weather that day, and what was happening.

Powerful stuff.

Sybil said...

I am so pleased that yo had such a good night. Loved that quote.
Sybil xx

ADB said...

Good you were able to enjoy yourself for that night.

OTRgirl said...

It helps to take 'breathers' in the midst of grief. I'm glad you enjoyed the concert.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your dad.

...tom... said...

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you quoted...
"In the heat. As Dave said, 'It feels like I'm standing on a dog's tongue.' "

...truelol...

We are dog-sitting our daughter's Doberman why she and hubby are off vacationing...


When we and the dog are outside in this 90-degree-plus Iowa heat . . .her wet, sloppy tongue about drags on the ground. That metaphor certainly drips true..!!



...tom...
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