Over the rainbow, I am crazy,
Bars in the window.
There must have been a door there in the wall
When I came in.
Crazy, over the rainbow, he is crazy.
I’ve mentioned before how I’ve been allowing my youngest son living with me. You know, the one who asked if he could move in with me because it was closer to the college that he now no longer attends? The one who promised that his presence here wouldn’t be a burden to me, and said that having someone to look out for me would, in fact, be a good thing? Yeah, that’s the one!
1981 was a big year for me. That was the year I graduated from college, started my second career, and finally began settling into that “family guy” role I’d been dreaming of for nearly a decade. But this “transitional phase” was anything but a smooth one… All of which left me feeling just a tad stressed out and scrambling for ways to feel more in control of over where all this was headed…
My father was born on this day, August 12, 1898. Today would have been his 115th birthday. I thought his birthday was worth mentioning this year because I am now the same age he was, 57, when I was born back in 1955. I’ve been thinking about what I’d say for weeks, and, even as I begin, I’m still not sure what to say…
Don’t get me wrong. I really appreciate that people got one part of what I was trying to say with that post. But when I ended it with:
“Self-censorship is one thing. After all, not all thoughts are worth voicing. But self-censorship out of fear? Well that’s a whole different thing…”
I was referring to myself just as much as I was to women suffering in a male dominated world.
Those of you who read my I’ve Got Worries, Worries On My Mind! post, and it’s follow-up Release The Kraken!, will understand me when I say that I did NOT rest well that night. Hell, I hardly slept a wink. Finally, Wednesday morning came, and as if to prove that things could actually get more weird, they did.
I’ve got worries, worries on my mind, Lord. Ever since you left me, baby, I’ve got peace of mind. Now she’s gone, Lord, I’ve got ramblin’ on my mind. Marshall Tucker Band – “Ramblin” In times like these, with so many of us struggling to make ends meet, those of us living on “fixed” incomes…