Sunday, November 19, 2017

Between Here and There


When I got home I took a picture and noticed palm trees behind me

"Runnin' runnin' and runnin' running'" are the lyrics that kept swirling around in my head as I went out for my morning walk. Of course that's the intro to the Black Eyed Peas "Let's Get It Started," and I did - get it started that is. It's funny, even though I'm halfway around the world there are so many similarities to my routine. When I wake up and look out of my bedroom window, I see boats - though a few boats Here are somewhat larger, it's not that different.

Here I walk past a marina - at home I walk past a marina. There are lots of friendly people Here - though the friendly people Here are more scantily dressed than the ones I usually see There. The ones that aren't scantily dressed Here - are a little more fashionably dressed than the ones There.

Regardless of wherever I am, there's always an internal DJ pumping songs in my head to accompany my pace. I never carry a music player because I just don't need to. The truth is I can't stop the music in my head. When I look at anything, it's almost always underscored with a song that's stored in my head, or one that I'll write on the spot. Today's walk was short as was my cerebral DJ's playlist: "Let's Get It Started" by the Black Eyed Peas, "Walk This Way" by Run DMC, "Run On" by Moby, "Sailing" by Christopher Cross, and "Spring Affair" by Donna Summer.

Donna's been on my mind a lot lately and also I've been thinking about meeting Giorgio Moroder, the person most responsible for my guitar approach to CHIC's "I Want Your Love" - but that's another story.

When I got home, I took a picture and noticed palm trees behind me. Okay, there are some differences Between Here and There.

 


Runnin' Runnin' And... Runnin' Runnin'


When I wake up and look out my bedroom window I see boats


Though a few boats here are somewhat larger, it's not that different


Here I walk past a marina


At home I walk past a marina


The ones that aren't scantily dressed Here are a little more fashionably dressed than the ones There


Regardless of wherever I am, there’s always an internal DJ pumping songs in my head


Okay, there are some differences Between Here and There