How Did I Miss This One?

Charlottesville, Virginia

February 14, 2020

Happy Valentines Day.

Came across this tune while I was packing up to leave Charlottesville. Fleetwood Mac released this song in 2003, and the first time I heard it was two days ago. As Ginny the Wonderful Dog can attest, I have been making up for the past 17 years as I have played it over and over (and over) since then. It sounds like the Rumours' Fleetwood Mac to me and Lord knows I played that disk so many times back in the 70s (along with Styx as my second-year roommate Frank Carter would attest). There are so many great elements to this song, but none stand out more to me than Stevie Nicks' vocals. Wow! 😍 Love the lyrics, too.

I've always sucked at transitions. Part of my walkabout is to stare down that issue and put it in my past. Leaving Charlottesville to continue my walkabout on Tuesday is hard but not as hard as I thought it might be. I have such incredible friends here - the Harris', the Koesters, the Craigmiles, the Watsons, Jodie, Mark, Tim, LeeAnn, Bethany, Ginny, Nicole, Bruce, Carl and others - and such an outstanding medical team. I have such wonderful memories (and a few big skeletons) from living here. But I am excited about the next chapters of my walkabout - the southwest, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, the Pacific Northwest, California. I am looking forward to better weather, great landscapes, to continue to meet new people and doing some more pondering. I've added Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and A Walk in the Woods to my Kindle based on recent recommendations. Oh Lord, does that mean I'll be posting my summaries of those book?? Wait and see. 😎

Thank you for the gift of your friendship. I am very lucky and very grateful.

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