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WHY?????????????

Yeah, stupid question. The world ain't fair.

Train/Bus,Lima-Huancayo-Lima  Photo by marlis

Train/Bus,Lima-Huancayo-Lima Photo by marlis


I tend not to understand life in general. I should be concentrating on work-related things but I can't at the moment. Okay, I do understand life and I realize it's rarely fair. I also realize that we only have so much control over the things that happen to and/or affect us. It's always a mix of good and bad - just enough to keep us on our toes and off guard.

I'm going to back up a bit here because most of you have no clue of who I really am... That's okay. TP is about the only place where I'm not invisible to the world. Planes - flight attendants don't see me (I always try for a window seat. Maybe they can't see that far from the aisle.) Cars - everyone just pulls out in front of me including very slow moving farm tractors. I'm the only one in a restaurant sitting with 10 other people who doesn't have their plate cleared at the end of a meal (even when it's an empty plate). I'm used to it. It's been happening all of my life. My dad used to laugh about it. My husband now orders my meals in restaurants and my ginger ale on a plane. He's gotten used to it too. I accepted the fate years ago and can joke about it.

Why do I bring this up? Because I (we) have lost two good friends in the last month or so. Though, in respect for their families, I will not mention their names, but we will miss them dearly. Nameless in this blog is one thing but I do not want them to be invisible - been and still there. Our sincerest sympathies and so happy we had the chance to 'meet' two terrific people!

I also bring this up because I'm totally motivated by music. I find the artists that I like tend to do 'crap' when life has been going well. Hey, happy they are happy - they just write 'eh' stuff. I (we) have a new musical obsession and one song in particular reminds me of my lost friends. So, I dedicate Gregg Allman's "Just Another Rider" to them. I know they will both understand the sentiment.

JUST ANOTHER RIDER

Daylight again, memories fall like rain
Reminds you to take it slow
One step at a time, baby
Til you find your way
Back to the big show
Places you been
Things that you done
Remind you, you're still on the run

Just another rider
On that train to nowhere
Just another fool
Too far from home
Just another stranger
Tryin' to get somewhere
Somewhere, but you're still all alone

Watching the world passin' you by
Telling everybody that you done been cursed
Tell them all how you try, try, try
But your luck keeps getting' worse
Seems like such a long long time
Since you've had, a little piece of mind

Just another rider
On that train to nowhere
Just another fool too far from home
Just another stranger
Tryin' to get somewhere
Somewhere but you're still all alone

Punch your ticket, drop your load
Time for you, time for you to get on board
I know you love it
You know it too
What in the world has come over you
Do you remember, blue skies shinin'
Money flowed, it flowed like wine
You had a real good woman
Yes, she was sure, she was sure enough fine
Storm clouds risin' in from the sea
Winds are blowin' cold reality

Just another rider
On that train to nowhere
Just another fool too far from home
Just another stranger
Tryin' to get somewhere
Somewhere but you're still all alone

Just another rider
On that train to nowhere
Just another fool too far from home
Just another stranger
Tryin' to get somewhere
Somewhere but you're still all alone

Posted by Isadora 13:12

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Travel and music have always work for me. Much like here, a song or tune can often say more than just words. They envelope emotion, and memories from a different time.

And well done for putting it all down here. I am sure they will smile at the words in the song :)

by TLWH

Thank you, Dave. I truly appreciate your comments. And, knowing them both, the song just struck a chord I couldn't get out of my head. I didn't count though I'm sure I listened to it 20 times yesterday afternoon.

by Isadora

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