In Reply to: Golden Silence posted by Notes are Thicker Than Words on January 19, 2003 at 22:29:28:
Great writing, Golden! I told myself a couple of years back that I wanted to invent a "buttkicking machine" to put in my basement, so that whenever I got into deep thought about starting my life at 50 and realizing that I would be working until I was 70 or so, I could just go down and pull the cord and give myself a few swift ones to remind me of some of the decisions I made and songs I wrote like: "We all Feel the Sam Inside" etc. That won't "fix it", but it might help me not to do it again! I wrote my first song ("And the Woman Fled into the Wilderness") at TSC, and thought I was really coming into my own. Now I'm singing: "What Have I Done with My Life" in a different context. However, I'm not going to lay down and give up, and brood the rest of my life because of all that. There's a lot to look forward to, and plenty of time to get things right. Living for today has a whole new meaning for me now. "A Bright, New, Shining Sun" really is "On its Way!"