30 May, 2011

Letting the mind wander

I do have a brain and unlike the Scarecrow I can actually compute and think at the same time.

Today being Memorial Day, I remembered 40 years ago when I walked in cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach and silently thanked those young men who lost their lives so I might have mine. How deceptive those forests and hedgerows were. We were only 27 years past the event then. The memories were still strong, of watching The Twentieth Century with Walter Cronkite.

My oldest brother was shot that day, transported back to Germany and spent the remainder of the war in a German POW camp which was nothing like Hogan's Heroes portrayed it.

So tomorrow is back to sorting and packing. We'll get the keys tomorrow night. Can I say excited? You betcha!

And in the words of The Eagles
I turn on the tube what do i see,
a whole lot a people cryin' "don't blame me"
they point their crooked little fingers at everybody else
spend all their time feelin' sorry for them selves
victim of this, victim of that
your momma's too thin; and your daddy's too fat

get over it,
get over it
all this whinin' and cryin' and pitchin' a fit
get over it, get over it

you say ya haven't been the same since ya had your little crash
but you might feel better if they gave you some cash
the more I think about it, ol' billy was right
let's kill all the lawyers- kill 'em tonight
you don't wanna work you wanna live like a king
but the big bad world doesn't owe you a thing

get over it
get over it
ya don't want to play then you might as well split
get over it, get over it

it's like going to confession every time i hear you speak
your makin' the most of your losin' streak
some call it sick, but i call it weak
yeah yeah yeah

yeah you drag it around like a ball an' chain
you wallow in the guilt; you wallow in the pain
you wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
got your mind in the gutter, bringin' everybody down
ya bitch about the present and blame it on the past
i'd like to find your inner child an' kick it's little ass

get over it
get over it
all this bitchin' and moanin' and pitchin' a fit
get over it, get over it, get over it,

get over it
it's gotta stop some time so why don't you quit
get over it, get over it

get over it 


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