I cleaned out my car as I often do on the first truly nice Sunday of the new year. Wedged under the seat was a CD case, Paul Simon’s Graceland. Yes, love this CD. Perfect alternative to the boring old radio. So this morning I pulled it out and I found a little surprise. A silver blank CD underneath. Hmmmmmm I wonder what’s on here? Of course curiosity won out and I popped it in.
A quick listen to the first few songs and I realized that this was a good all purpose mellow summer CD. A little Bob Marley, Some Fleetwood Mac. You know the style. I jammed a bit on the way to work and then forgot about it.
It was a good teaching day. I left school feeling well accomplished.
As I turned on the car the last song I was listening to was wrapping up. Ah my mystery CD. I wonder what else is on here.
Gracie Slick and Jefferson Airplane
Some mellow song, I didn’t remember the band.
I continued my drive on autopilot as I often do. A moment of silence. Then, OH MY GOD! I love this song I forgot about this song I love this song.
I was up and dancing. Well as up and dancing as you can be while driving in the car. It was like a ray of sunlight burst through my heart. Fist pumping, loud singing, car swaying. I was 22 again and on summer vacation. I was a wave crashing on the beach. I was a comet in the sky.