The song that did it for me, when I separated from my first wife was by Fleetwood Mac - Something about Thunder only happens when it's rainin'
They will only love you when they're playin
You never know what song will coldcock you. My doctor-friend reports he was driving down the highway somewhere in the South about a year after his separation when - are you ready?- Peter, Paul & Mary's version of STEWBALL came on the radio.
"I was alright for about the first verse and a half," said Gabe, "Then, and I still don't understand why, the phrase 'Away out yonder, ahead of them all, came a-dancin' and a-prancin', my noble Stewball.' and I just lost it. I had to pull off the highway and sit there and wait for the feelings to pass."
Here's the song done about as simply as it can be done:
(Yes. John Lennon used the melody for his Christmas song.... .)
It has to do with something called interoception, this emotional reaction to sounds, smells, touchs that don't seemingly have anything to do with the sounds (or the words) or the smells or the touchs. Certainly NOT the case with the song that hit me in the gut but the blindside can come from anywhere , any time. Suddenly, there is great feeling. kaPOWwie .. . I just read an article by a person who reported she was in a state of heightened ecstacy for five weeks
brought on by her emotional state. (I think the top of my head would come off about four days
in. How about you?)
Anyway, I intend to be brave during this season of this life. If I have learned anything from running, it's this: when you get to the place where you think you can't go any faster or any further, that's the time you push. Just push, see if you don't die. If you don't die, then you were mistaken about not being able to go on. And you are that much further down the road.
Where's the Fish Thread?
Joe(Not that I want fish. no pets yet.)Nation