January 05, 2007

R.E.M.ing

Over the holidays I rediscovered an old friend. It must have been ten years or more since we were together on a regular basis. We were close. I speak of the band R.E.M. What ever happened to them? I'm sure they are still out there. I still like their older stuff from the late 80's.

To the best of my recollection, I owned the album 'Document' three times. Once on a tape I wore out, and twice on CD. There it was, along with the album 'Monster', hidden away in our infrequently used sixty CD changer. I ripped both to our PC and transferred to my iPod. At this point I think I've listened to it three times through.

Daysleeper, Losing My Religion, Can't Get There From Here...and on, and on.

I think it's the ability of this music in particular to take me back to a time in life. A time with less responsibility, pressure, worries, cancer. Music can be a temporary escape from reality....

And so I conclude blog entry number two hundred with these thoughts; What lies ahead? What will happen to me? How long will the good news continue? When will things change? How hard will the battle be?

I hope most of these questions remain unanswered for a long, long time.

2 comments:

Karen said...

Your post reminded me that I love REM, too, but haven't listened to them in a long time! I think one of my favorite CDs ever is REM's "Automatic for the People". It's so calm and relaxing. I should go dig it out!

Rose Kopecky said...

I haven't been on your blog for a while and have enjoyed this morning catching up on a few entries. You are a true inspiration :) . I so much admire your attitude, and faith and trust in Christ.
Rose Kopecky