I’m feeling melancholy tonight.

I’m not usually in this mood, but sometimes it comes.

I’ve tried to fight it before, but it’s no use: if melancholy is on the menu, it’s what’s for dinner.

I embrace it now. It’s like a party you don’t want to go to, but if you get your head right … it’s actually quite enjoyable.

Thoughts about the past, could have beens, and what ifs float around like balloons in some parade … that I’m an invited guest at.

The soundtrack is always Tom Waits, Jackson Browne, or Bruce Springsteen’s “Nebraska”.

Memories aren’t always about not sticking your finger into the light socket again … sometimes they have a purpose that isn’t all too clear.


note: whatever has happened to Jackson Browne?

double note:nobody rides for freeJackson Browne


Today #178

Today all the flowers seemed ugly at the store, so I bought vegetable plants instead … to plant this season. Possibly this is a new experiment.


5 responses to “Melancholy

  1. John Prine works for me when I’m bummed. Try this. If that doesn’t work try this.

    Didn’t work, did it? Now try this. Better now? 😉

  2. Meloncholy, huh. Are you running on empty? You should listen to more of Glenn Miller to get you in the mood. hee hee!

    My 9th grade geography teacher introduced me Jackson Browne, not to him personally but to his music. And The Monkees’…music that is.

  3. Thanks for the comments.

    Bunk Strutts: thanks for the links.
    I always liked Denis Leary‘s “No Cure for Cancer” stuff.

    Tammy: I remember watching The Monkees on tv when that came out. I thought they were pretty funny … but I was only 5 at the time. hee hee!

    The Good Greatsby: thanks for stopping by! I’m always getting introduced to people, but not their music.
    Musical introductions must be difficult.

  4. Around the U.S. people plant cabbages for landscaping:

    but I can’t wrap my head around it.

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