Ringo is right, it don’t come easy and today is as good an example of that as I can think of. Probably because something about that Ring of Fire surprised me with how hard it hit me.
Damn if I didn’t feel like I had been transported back in time and was readying a text saying “Be Good” when I just shook my head and asked my reflection who I think I am.
And then Bruce came back to me, that same song…one more time.
I thought I knew just who I was
And what I’d do but I was wrong
One minutе you’re here
Nеxt minute you’re gone
Probably shouldn’t be surprised because if I had thought about it I would say I knew.
When the Lakers won the championship I told the kids it is 1988 again and told them I have vivid memories of then, all of 19 years-old with nothing but optimism about the future.
Watched the Lakers cruise to another championship and saw the Dodgers do it too and then told them both I could be wrong because I didn’t want them counting on what I can’t control.
But I am telling you, I have that feeling again and it is not just the sports, it is something more. It is that feeling that I am about to leapfrog into some big changes.
Some of them are scarier than they once were because I can’t look forward and say I have 30 years to put into a career and another 20 to live.
But I know things I didn’t know then and there is a balance that strikes me that you can’t get without some life experience.
I am going to tear down walls and knock obstacles out of my way where I have to and step through other doors that are undoubtedly going to open.
Going to embrace the fear of the unknown with the confidence born of being an almost middle aged man.
Might be hard, but I have got this and so does anyone who has the ability to keep up with me.