Saturday, May 18, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO...ME.
Yeah, it was small, but all the food and utilities were included, and you couldn't beat the rent.
Since that day that I made a run for the exit, I haven't stopped running.
I've been lucky enough to have done and seen a lot of things that most people haven't.
I've toured the USA and Europe with punk rock bands from my teens into my 20's, I've rode motorcycles through parts of our country that you see in car commercials, I've shown paintings besides some current famous artists, and looking back on all those years, all those people and miles traveled...they've led me to here.
HERE is my greatest accomplishment.
You see, I was able to convince a beautiful woman that I was worth loving. She gave me a son who with one word or look or gesture, can melt my soul, and I'm surrounded by family that are truly the greatest gift ever.
It's funny when you hit your 40's, people (usually much younger) are always like "you're sooo old!...blah-blah-blah) here's the deal mother fuckers....
I can do everything you do except better. I may do them with a few more lines on my face or maybe a little slower, but none the less...better.
And I'm gonna let the young ones know the secret. It took me about 39 years to figure out the secret.
So here it is....know when to shut up and listen. That's it. That's the secret to life. It will take you farther then you can imagine.
There's a scene from the movie "COLORS" that has stuck with me since I first saw it, and it's sort of my mantra for my adult life.
There's two bulls on top of a hill and the younger one says "let's run down there and fuck one of those cows!" and the older bull say's " no, let's WALK down and fuck em' all."