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Father Of Mine

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There was this guy that used to work for me years ago - his name was Chris - he was a big tough guy with a thick red beard - he had a rough life, but always had a smile on his face and a great sense of humor - he had a kid and was on and off with his kid’s mom - I helped him get a better job and I sold him this condo my wife and I lived in before we bought our house - I let him buy it for less than what I could’ve gotten for it - to try to help him out - one day I saw him at the gym and this song came on - he told me he loved this song - that it reminded him of his father and how he left when he was young - and how hard growing up was - he said he didn’t want to do that to his son - he was trying not to tear up when he said it - a couple years later he died of a drug overdose - he ended up doing the same thing to his son….  

It’s hard to listen to this song - I miss Chris’ big smile…

Oh man…

Diane Disney Miller passed away yesterday at 79

- Walt Disney’s eldest daughter

- Opened the Walt Disney Family Museum 

- Walt Disney built Disneyland for his daughters and made Mary Poppins because they asked him to…

We are leaving for our Disney World trip in a few days - it’s our annual trip but it’s been well over a year since our last - so there has been tons of planning and anticipation and counting down the days - and while we can’t wait to go - there is also a sadness that all the fun of looking forward to this year’s trip is almost over - that my daughter will only be this age this time and will be so much different the next time we go - that years from now she will look so young in the pictures and we will be sad remembering this trip and realizing how fast time goes by…

I recently watched a TedTalks video by Amanda Bennett in which she told the story of her life with her husband and the 7 year fight they had with his cancer. She talked about their travels, and their extraordinary life together, even after his diagnosis. She explained how they never said goodbye to each other because neither of them really thought he would actually die. That no matter how bad it got they just assumed he would get better. She said that most people and nearly all of the medical world called this denial, but that she thought it was actually hope. She compared this to software design and defined denial as a bug - but defined hope as a feature. A good thing. This has really stuck with me. Watch the video and see what you think… High-res

I recently watched a TedTalks video by Amanda Bennett in which she told the story of her life with her husband and the 7 year fight they had with his cancer. She talked about their travels, and their extraordinary life together, even after his diagnosis. She explained how they never said goodbye to each other because neither of them really thought he would actually die. That no matter how bad it got they just assumed he would get better. She said that most people and nearly all of the medical world called this denial, but that she thought it was actually hope. She compared this to software design and defined denial as a bug - but defined hope as a feature. A good thing. This has really stuck with me. Watch the video and see what you think…

Line of people to pass you by
Posing sympathy with their whitewash eyes
With the ladies feigning their mourning cries
And the men shaking hands:

Weigh away
Way away

All the pictures in your mind
As you’re passed the thousandth time
Thousandth photograph
Listen to sympathetic lies
As their reasons change under mourning guise
With the gentlemen feigning sorrowed sighs
And drinking champagne:

Weigh away
Way away

As all the people pass and pose
You hold back the tears and hold
onto memories
Small talk hangs like a dirty cloud
Saying nothing real but deafening loud
An urge to run away from the crowd
And mourn all alone:

Make a promise to no-one

Wondering if you’d been worthwhile

Turn away from the chatter

And the hungry smiles

Listening to Live Music extras from Toad the Wet Sprocket’s kickstarter album - Toad is one of my very favorites - they make me happy and sad - at the same time… High-res

Listening to Live Music extras from Toad the Wet Sprocket’s kickstarter album - Toad is one of my very favorites - they make me happy and sad - at the same time…