I told you last night that today was a big day. It is!! Its the anniversary of The Turd's birth!
Like most of you, I have found that birthdays are less fun to celebrate as I get older. There's always this looming reality that I'm now statistically closer to death than birth...but...what can you do? Time marches on. Fortunately, for me, I am surrounded by Mrs. Ferguson and the two pre-teen turds and, really, who can ask for more than that? I am blessed in so may ways that I try to thank God every day for my family, my friends and, yes, even all you Turdites. This blog is growing so quickly, I am struggling to keep up. I have some very interesting ideas of where we can go from here but I'll leave that for another day.
For now, I'll close this note with a personal favorite musical interlude.
Everyone says that "music was better when they were younger" but, in my case, this is definitely true. This song was written and released back in my college days and, at the time, was just simply part of another cassette in my cassette case. (If you're near my age, I bet you had one of those, too.) In the years since, it has become a bit on an anthem for me and I seem to always find myself listening to it around my birthday. Its about hopes and dreams and how the battering ram of life can beat most everyone into submission. You and I are different, however, but like "Peter" in the song, just because we've seen our dreams come true, that "don't make us no hero, just one of the lucky few".
Upon further review, I felt I needed to add the rest of the lyric from the best verse:
"And Peter's seen his dream come true
but that don't make him now hero
he's just one of the lucky few.
If a man can't change the world these days,
I still believe a man can change his own destiny.
But the price is high
and its gotta be paid.
For everyone who survives
there are many who fail.
I've seen my friends caught up
in that cross fire
all their dreams and hopes smashed
on the funeral pyre.
I will never give in
until the day that I die.
I've got myself some independence.
Carved out a future with my two bare hands.
Oh my friend oh my friend oh my friend...
Give me a few minutes and I'll be back with a usual morning take. Until then, enjoy: