As another trip around the sun is complete and the next is set to begin, I am left to ponder the meaning of life..
I got nothing. A rather uneventful year. Not especially good, but no where near bad ..just a year. No inspirational words. I didn’t find myself – didn’t really look this year, just went with the flow..
Wait. I have that! I decided last year to quit stressing. Stressing does not solve anything and just makes wrinkles.
The usual fun was had with my sis-in-law at our annual Kenny Chesney show
..until she and I got separated as we were heading out of the (Georgia) Dome. We had ridden with some of her friends and I remembered where we parked – the green lot – but not where we parked.
So I walked. I took an adventure that led me to meet two couples from Tennessee, who allowed me to use their cell phone. I met a group who had set up a Tiki Bar on the side of the road – I stopped, they allowed me to use their cell phone and have a beer with them. After that call, I remembered that my phone was dead – which was why I left it in the van. So, a lot of good all of these calls were doing…
I met a homeless man, who I did, against my usual personal rule, gave money to – he was playing an awesome set on the bongos. I met someone who worked at the Dome while sitting at the bus stop taking out my contacts..
The best of all was meeting one of Kenny’s roadies!!
I did beg him to take me to Kenny (and if he had…I guess a tour bus woulda had to bring me home, cause the group never woulda found me!)..he said no 😦 – but he gave me some guitar picks that (at least I pretend) Kenny had used…
As I walked more (in a circle, around the Dome) I came upon some police officers, and all that was missing from the scene were cameras and someone singing “Bad Boys” ( NOT for me, but for the drunkards talking to them before me..).. as the drunkards walked away, and my conversation began with the officers…
I heard my name and one of our group was running towards us…I guess maybe they thought I had gotten in trouble. Nope. Just asking for directions – or a ride 😉 ….
Through all of this, I coulda stressed (Lord knows the group was and I felt awful about that)..but what good would it have done? None. I wouldn’t have found them any quicker. I knew if I stayed close to the building, eventually – we would find each other. And we did. Was quite an interesting night…
So, this year, that is what I learned, and it has made life much more enjoyable.
29 35 39 OK…40 – something to me!