Something somebody stole

“I’m always searching for something…in the middle of the night…”

I heard this song on my way home from work yesterday.  I had to capture my body in mid-bend, mid-gasp, mid-loss, mid-remembrance…just to stay on the freakin’ road.  I heard these words and thought, huh, whah, hah-hah, “I go walkin’ in the…through the valley of fear…”  I guided my car home, but I was tired, and I was searching for something…Owen, I’m always searching for Owen.  Who stole Owen?

Jeez, another river song, but, hey, you can be-bop to this one, so I be-bopped my way home, and was glad to see my gravel driveway, while looking for that something.  That something is usually Owen and our family from last year, and the 20+ years before.  “…something somebody stole…”

Wow, how many of us are searching for something in the middle of the night?  Do you walk through the valley of fear?  We do.  And, we find this thing we’ve been looking for…peace and what??? hope.  Yep, there it is, in the middle of the night.  Thank goodness.  ‘Cuz, you know, the middle of the night can be a scary place…and then you go be-bop, “I go walkin’ in the middle of the…I go walkin’ in the middle of the…I go walkin’ in the middle of the…something I’d never lose, something somebody stole…”

Some people can just bang it out on the piano, and hey, it works.  Billy Joel could do it.  I wish I had that thing, that be-bop thing, that piano-banging-thing.  My mind does it, but my hands don’t.  That’s why I listen to music as often as possible.  You never know when the radio dial is gonna offer up something that somebody stole, and you get that rare opportunity to recapture it.  I did.  Yesterday.  And, tonight, when I looked for the song on the Internet.  Whoo-hoo.  Ya gotta love the congas at the beginning of the song…and Billy’s voice, “…the river is wide…”

Song for the night:  River of Dreams, by Billy Joel



~ by Linda on April 29, 2008.

One Response to “Something somebody stole”

  1. Another incredibly meaningful song~! No wonder you nearly ran off the road! I like the feel of it! Lonnette

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