This morning, though, was actually me listening to a cover he did of "Sail On Sailor".
Sail through the sorrows, of life's maurauders
Unrepenting, often empty
Sail on, sail on sailor
Like my experience with the Pinball Wizard a couple weeks ago, there was something here I hadn't heard before.
I think, though I'm not entirely certain, that I heard:
Of course, this might have to do with the line,
Because, you know, the word "persevering" appears there and all.
But last night, last night I felt truly happy as I stood in a puddle of water up to my ankles in the WalMart parking lot, holding a quart and a half of french vanilla ice cream and the DVD's of:
- Smallville Season 5
- a new copy of Blade Runner
- and the crown jewel, my spiffy, real copy of the "Han Shot First" edition of the Star Wars Trilogy
I haven't figured out why I felt so darn happy at that point. I think it was because each of those videos has a connection to friends and people I truly, deeply love, and obtaining all of them at once, and standing with them in a puddle in the rain (oh, the associations I have with rain). . . I think that was it. it was good. And it was good that it was good. And yeah, I was really very happy.
My oracle for today was simple and explicit:
209. Nobody left to blame; nobody but you.Oh, how right you are, Jimmy. Personal responsibility is truly the deepest lesson of Buffett music for me. It's my own damn fault.