We returned to our Sensitive Seventies Kinda Guy roots today, what with changin' our station to Joni Mitchell radio... and we were originally thinkin' about posting Lennon's "Watching the Wheels" until we sat down to put this post up and this tune came on...
Halt. Whoa. Full-stop. Van The Man will override anyone, any time, and the fact that this tune... as heard on Pandora... even exists on the Tube O' You was reason enough to change horses in mid-stream.
So, OK. This Morrison tune isn't exactly a seventies sorta thang, given it came out in the mid-'80s. But Van is one of my perennial favorites and the invoker of many, many precious memories. So there's that.
But that doesn't mean we can't do a two-fer, does it? So....
People say I'm lazy dreaming my life awayAnd that was what we were really on about today... watching the wheels go round and round. "Letting go" ain't a piece part o' all this... on the contrary, holding ON to what once was, and shall ever be... is one of our principal objectives. The watching of wheels is an integral part o' that.
Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me
When I tell them that I'm doing fine watching shadows on the wall
Don't you miss the big time boy you're no longer on the ball
I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go
Another integral part o' wheel-watching... Porters. We've never posted a post-Happy Hour pic before, opting as we do for the optics of a full glass and such. But we're changing up today:
I've really been into the Porters of late and pictured above are two of my favorites, both empty, both consumed, both contributing to my overall sense of well-being and satisfaction with our world as it it is today. Well, that and the 70-degree temps outdoors. It's another one of those door-and-windows-wide-open sorta days which we're spending, in large part, out on the verandah.