Saturday Single No. 376

It was a time of bewilderment, of feelings never before experienced and of astounding joy and equally astounding sorrow. Some of it I handled well and some I handled as well as I could at the time, which turned out to be not well at all.

It was a time of lessons, some of which I learned then and some of which I’ve taken years to master. Combine that with my being both blessed and cursed with a good memory, and nearly every moment – from the sweet and good portions at the start to the less sweet and less good parts at the end – remains as clear as anything in this world can be.

Some dates stick hard in my mind, and today’s date – January 25 – is one of those. Forty years ago, January 25 was a very sad and confusing day.

Beyond that, all I need to say in this (admittedly self-indulgent) post is that if there’s one song that I wish I’d understood earlier than I did, it’s Bread’s 1970 single “It Don’t Matter To Me.” And it’s today’s Saturday Single.

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2 Responses to “Saturday Single No. 376”

  1. Paco Malo says:

    Don’t feel so self-indulgent; I’m right with you. I was learning some of the same hard lessons and working through strong new emotions to the same record. Bread was part of the soundtrack of my teenage years.

  2. jb says:

    Even though I don’t know your specific details, I know exactly what you mean.

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