It’s my birthday.

So I’m sharing this with you. It resonates with how I’ve been feeling lately, especially the part about staying up “very very very very very very late”.

“The first way Counting Crows ever sounded, it was me and Dave in bars and coffee houses playing open mics, doing this song this way. The song begins with a guy walking out the front door of his house, and leaving behind this woman . But the more he begins to leave people behind in his life, the more he feels like he’s leaving himself behind as well. The less and less substantial he feels like he’s becoming to himself. And that’s sorta what the song’s about because he feels that even as he disappears from the lives of people, he’s disappearing more and more from his own life. The chorus is, he sorta keeps screaming out these idioms these lessons that your mother might say to you when you were a kid, sorta child lessons ya know, ’round here we always stand up straight’..’carving out our names’.”

These are the words of Adam Duritz, Counting Crows and Himalayan front man, and co-writer of the song.

This is the Original Music video for the Counting Crow hit ‘Round Here’

I’ve left behind a lot of people in my life. I think I do it in an effort to keep my head clear. Or maybe it’s just because I can’t handle too many relationships at one time, I don’t know. My kids tell me I forget a lot of things. I tell them it’s because I just don’t have enough room in my brain to keep track of everything, including the half dozen or so books I’m reading at any given time. I’m always reading. Sometimes I remember to eat and sleep, but it’s mostly reading. Ever since I read my very first word, STOP, I’ve been reading. I just can’t… stop.

In case you were wondering, I’m 36 today. And this is what I look like:

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary says:

    Happy, happy birthday to you!

  2. honeyanddaisy says:

    Birthdays are always a time of introspection for me, too. I’ve always thought leaving people and things behind are part of growing up — you change, and your surroundings will of course change as well. There are still so many more people to meet, and more things yet to do. Happy birthday, and may the journey onwards be fulfilling!

  3. dcup says:

    I’m so sorry I missed your birthday. I hope it was a good day. I have to say you are absolutely gorgeous. What lovely eyes you have!

  4. Oh garsh, you are too kind, DC! I’ve missed reading your blog lately. I’ll catch up with you soon.

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