I didn’t grow up with Advent Calendars, but one of my neighborhood best friends always had one in her kitchen, and I’ve always been sort of in love with them. Once I had a kitchen of my own, I started making them.
Living in this house…where my great grandparents used to live…I’ve found that memories I’ve long forgotten often pop out of nowhere in the most unexpected ways. It happened today when a pecan fell on my head.
I was just walking out to the car, through the gate, down the path, when plop. Incoming dive bomber pecan right in the middle of my skull. This wasn’t the first time this had happened. I feel like this is how I spent every Thanksgiving in the 80s. Outside. Kind of bored. Getting hit in the head with small objects thrown by squirrels.
I’m completely scared of guns, firearms and almost all things related. But man, I love The Rifles.
Tangled Up In Love is my current favorite.
I could listen to this song all day. And of all days to do it, this is a good one. We could all do well being a bit tangled up in love right now.
Because, man, people are all over the place emotionally today. I had a conference call this morning that represented the US populace…split in half in their happy returns. Of course, it’s not as simple as a color-coded map. A lot of people who live in red-colored states are so very thrilled and people who are living in map-colored-blue locations are well, blue. I had to turn off Facebook because the extremes of elation and anger and fear and complete celebration are just too raw to consume right now.
Instead, let’s focus on love in all its formats. There’s no other way.
“Tangled Up In Love” appears on The Rifles’ third full length album, ‘Freedom Run.’
Now that Halloween is over, we just keep celebrating around here. But instead of looking forward to Thanksgiving, we look back to those who came before us. Dia de los Muertos, baby. We celebrate it November 1 and 2 (and the big celebration in Austin is Saturday, Nov 3), so we’ve got this going on for a few more days…straight into the weekend.