Friday, May 13, 2005

Another day in paradise

Tower Hall SJSU

Welcome to Friday the 13th
For some reason I am thinking about journeys and changes in direction and times when it is that thing to let go of the direction you have been going, to let go of dreams, aspirations and even people. The song "Landslide" to me is about a journey and a letting go. I don't know what Stevie Nicks had in mind when she wrote this song. It was written the same year that Candy (my first wife) and I were married. It makes me think of what happens when two people who have tried to build a life together, who have tried to "climb a mountain" suddenly come to the realization that it is not going to work. They cannot climb the mountain. That is the emotional landslide where they slide off the mountain, that is the moment when they realize their differences are indeed not reconcilable.

Yet, the memories of the love they shared, that remains, even the love may remain. But, that is not always enough. Then they start again, this time on separate journeys and different directions perhaps never to see one another again.

Stevie Nicks 1975

I took my love, I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
'Till the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky
What is love
Can the child within my heart rise above
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life

Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you get bolder
Even children get older
And I'm getting older too

Oh, take my love, take it down
Climb a mountain and turn around
If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down

If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down.

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