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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Through the Wormhole

It's National Wormhole Day!!!

And after days of avoiding thinking about what day I'd go back or ahead in time to see, I'm very stuck. This sort of thing can get very very heavy. Having just gone thru a very heavy time, and still getting thru the moors of grief... I don't want to go there. Which immediately nailed it down to one of 3 days. None of them particularly earth shattering, none of them of great importance. Simply, 3 no-strings-attached, no-nightmares-to-come-of-it sort of blessedly happy experiences. 3 nights that stand alone as entirely separate and apart from anything else as joyous hilarity. And which of those to choose? I drew straws, and this is the one.

September, 1978
Valerie, Lisa and I have 7 dollars.
Yes is playing Madison Square Garden.
We corner a scalper,
"3 tickets for 7 dollars."
Scared, he gives them up.
Tickets for the next night,
We tear the dates off and make it thru the checkpoints.

Inside - a Mass of Happiness.
A communion of souls and songs.
Cops come and one drags me past Chris Squire,
Who smiles and waves,
We slip away, somehow meet up again.
The night is magic,
After the concert we meet our friends in the park.
The trees have purple auras.
We laugh until sunrise.

15 comments:

T. Drecker said...

A Yes concert would be nice. Good choice. Now, I'm curious to see what the other two straws were ;)

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

That does sound like a great time to relive. Hope it'd be as good the second time around! :)

L.G. Smith said...

What a cool memory to revisit. And, wow, you girls were gutsy! I've got a few cool moments like that I wouldn't mind reliving myself. :)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Sounds like a magical night. Great choice!

M. J. Joachim said...

Sounds like some good memories, the kind we relive over and over in our hearts, time and time again:)

ckpoisonedrose said...

Aw! A time of happiness and no worries is a perfect time to travel back to. Wishing you peace in your grief.

Nicki Elson said...

I love the "somehow we meet up again." And what a bargain, 3 tickets for $7! Hope you had fun reliving the night. :)

nutschell said...

Sounds like a fun concert to relive!
Nutschell
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Stephen Tremp said...

I still love Yes! Having flashbacks just thinking about them. Thanks for participating!

Trisha F said...

Very nice choice! I too chose to back in time to see a concert :)

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

This a beautiful post, and it sounds like a magical night!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

You okay, sweetie? (You'd better not be sick again!!!)

Austan said...

Wow, thank you all for visiting and thanks for joining, Nancy and T! It's just been busy around here, but I'll post about all that tonight. :)

EvalinaMaria said...

Sounds like a lovely trip back in time!

Tim Riley said...

Love the choice. A magical night spent with friends is perfect.