Days Like This
Let me tell you a story,
I went to high school in Knoxville, Tennessee and from about Valentine's Day through Memorial Day, Spring takes over. I loved this time of year. I loved the new flowers. I loved the fresh, fluorescent green on the trees. I especially loved the early fog over the rivers during my runs. I loved the smell of damp, cold air. I used to run along an old railroad track, and I will forever have in my mind fond memories of the scent of railroad oil, fog, and honeysuckles.
I remember one Spring afternoon driving across town with the windows down and hearing Van Morrison for the first time on a mixtape I had borrowed. His relaxed tone captured the promise of Spring perfectly.
Recently I heard Van Morrison again, and the feelings of Spring came rushing back. The warm air through the windows and the sweet scent of honeysuckles. It is funny how we remember things as we are and not actually how they are. I couldn’t tell you any of the lyrics, but man I can tell you about the car I was driving and the exact part of town I was in.
Starting a business has plenty of days of no responses. Plenty of lukewarm interest and plenty of days looking up phone numbers of people to sell to. There are many days where heading into the mystic is the only choice you have. However, Van helps me remember that there are also days when everything falls into place. Yup, there will be days like this.
Here is to great stories,