November 5, 2007

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

How strange is the lot of us mortals!
Each of us is here for a brief sojourn;
for what purpose he knows not,
though he senses it.
But without deeper reflection
one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.

Coming up on a milestone b-day and thinkin' and drinkin' in reflection. Lot of water has washed old bridges away and many friends and family that I went into battle with are gone. Some extremely close friends have died years too early and others have either drifted into the ether or are really only reachable by digital means due to distance (both mileage and emotional).

I suppose that's all natural, what with real life intruding and family/jobs/timing all throwing a spanner in the works. But I never expected to be so seperated by my droogs due to time and mortality at such an early age. People who you think are gonna be there forever. And they never are.


Ramones - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (live)

Paul Weller - Thick As Thieves (live 2007)

Led Zeppelin - Ten Years Gone (live)

Backyard Babies (w/ Joey Ramone) - Friends

Stiff Little Fingers - Wait And See

Betrayed - Self Oppression

1 comment:

aikin said...

You must be turning either 30 or 40. Forty was the harder one for me - 30 didn't seem like such a big deal.

Happy B-Day. Make the best of it!