Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Good Life

 
You know the song Good Life by One Republic…

  It is so applicable to my life.  Every time I hear it, I melt.  I truly have a Good Life!

Woke up in London yesterday
Found myself in the city near Piccadilly
Don't really know how I got here
I got some pictures on my phone

With this verse I instantly think of Welcome to Holland by Emily Perl Kingsley

New names and numbers that I don't know

So true!  Majority of the names and numbers stored in my contacts are relatively new.  Granted I know them now.  Less than a year ago, I knew none of them.

Address to places like Abbey Road
Day turns to night, night turns to whatever we want
We're young enough to say
Oh, this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life

Gotta be the Good Life?  Nope. This IS the Good Life!

I say, "Oh, got this feeling that you can't fight"
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life, a good, good life
To my friends in New York, I say hello
My friends in L.A. they don't know
Where I've been for the past few years or so
Paris to China to Colorado

To some of my friends I do say hello.  To the others, they are the ones in L.A.; they don’t know my new life.

Sometimes there's airplanes I can' t jump out

There was a point in the past 16mos that I could completely visualize myself on the edge of the airplane door, ready to jump out.
 
Sometimes there's bullshit that don't work now

There is stuff that doesn’t work now {relationships, techniques, systems, etc} and bullshit is exactly what it is.  

We are God of stories, but please tell me
What there is to complain about?
When you're happy like a fool, let it take you over
When everything is out you gotta take it in

What is there to complain about?  Nothing, I have a good life.  I occasionally need this song to shift my thought process, make me happy, and allow it to take over!

Hopelessly
I feel like there might be something that I'll miss

I do deal with a constant feeling that there is something that I’ll miss ~in regards to Natalie~ whether it’s a service, conference, seminar or class that I need to sign up for or enroll her in.  It’s a constant.  It will never go away. As she progresses and reaches milestones, as her parent, that means there's another step to be taken.

Hopelessly
I feel like the window closes oh so quick

This symbolizes my constant awareness that I need to be one step ahead.   If she misses something, if that window of closes to quickly; it’s my fault for not being there sooner to scoop up that opportunity. I am the only one to blame.

Hopelessly
I'm taking a mental picture of you now

My mental picture of Natalie is a side profile of her face.  I pray that it will be etched in my memory, forever.

'Cause hopelessly
The hope is we have so much to feel good about

I truly know that I have so much to feel good about!!

Oh, this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life
I say, "Oh, got this feeling that you can't fight"
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life, a good, good life
Oh yeah, good, good life, good life, oh, this is

This IS the Good Life!

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