Remember, the light at the end of the tunnel, may be you!

As I mentioned before…. I’m no writer. Do I want to be a better, or even great, writer? I dunno…

I started this blog to free some of the thoughts that sometimes get trapped within the boundaries of my skull. Unfortunately, most of those thoughts are the ones I don’t necessarily (I’m like the king of spelling and I struggled with spelling ‘necessarily’ correctly) want people to know.

And these are not all bad thoughts. There are good great things, people and experiences that I want to write about. I want to write about love, but the guys at work will pick on me. Should I care? Nah! But I do… I spend 40 hours a week with them so it’s good to keep things vanilla! Each of us thought we found love… and ended up divorced, with varying degrees of craziness to deal with moving forward.

I have found real love but, again, I fear talking about it for a number of reasons…

So I shove it all down and, instead, devise themes for my blog that I can talk about that aren’t too exposing, scathing (been there), condescending (done that) or make me seem whiny… because whiny is not me…

I write about auto racing because 33% of my life was spent working in the automotive industry (a terrible industry to be in, by the way). It’s easy to talk about! Talk about Danica Patrick’s ass; traffic to my blog increases!

I write about women in my Sexy Saturday posts because 82% of my life has been spent chasing women! Ohhhh, that’s inaccurate…  I have to take out the fourteen years I was married, because I retired from chasing women during that time…. so it’s more like 49%.

Anyway… in publishing my Sexy Saturday posts, my blog traffic has increased from 200 or so hits a day to around 1,200! I didn’t know that writing about Kate Upton’s giggling boobs or Sofia Vergara’s tight ass would have that much of an impact! But it does! I’m on pace to get about 2,500 hits today!

Is that the type of traffic I desire? Again, I dunno. Actually, no! What is driving traffic to my site isn’t my writing; it’s pictures of scantily clad women…. and Adam Levine?!?

This makes me want to work on my writing… but will I get traffic? Not a clue.

For now… I will leave the real writing to the professionals. In this case, I offer the writing of Stephen Tyler (not the dolt from American Idol) of Aerosmith. What follows are the lyrics for their song, “Amazing”, from 1993. Rumor has it that this tune was written to chronicle the enlightenment that Mr. Tyler experienced as he hit rock bottom with various addictions, thus causing the band to break up in years prior. I do not disagree…. but these lyrics can also apply to relationships… and that’s how I see it. I put the video for this tune at the end of this post, but Aerosmith tends to take their songs and poop on them when they turn them into videos, as is the case here. Regardless… It’s a beautiful song…

I kept the right ones out
And let the wrong ones in
Had an angel of mercy to see me through all my sins
There were times in my life
When I was goin’ insane
Tryin’ to walk through
The pain

When I lost my grip
And I hit the floor
Yeah, I thought I could leave, but couldn’t get out the door
I was so sick and tired
Of livin’ a lie
I was wishin’ that I
Would die

It’s amazing
With the blink of an eye, you finally see the light
It’s amazing
When the moment arrives that you know you’ll be alright
It’s amazing
And I’m sayin’ a prayer for the desperate hearts tonight

That one last shot’s permanent vacation
And how high can you fly with broken wings?
Life’s a journey, not a destination
And I just can’t tell just what tomorrow brings

You have to learn to crawl
Before you learn to walk
But I just couldn’t listen to all that righteous talk, oh yeah
I was out on the street,
Just a tryin’ to survive
Scratchin’ to stay alive

It’s amazing
With the blink of an eye, you finally see the light
It’s amazing
When the moment arrives that you know you’ll be alright
Oh, it’s amazing
And I’m sayin’ a prayer for the desperate hearts tonight.
Desperate hearts, desperate hearts

Never said I’ll do it, never
Never gonna go, never

(So, from all of us at Aerosmith, to all of you out there, wherever you are…
Remember, the light at the end of the tunnel, may be you! Good night!)

I just hope my oldest daughter realizes the relevance of this song…. before I lose her altogether…

2 responses to “Remember, the light at the end of the tunnel, may be you!

  1. Gillian Colbert

    Thanks for sharing that song, it was very timely for me 😉

    • You’re welcome. It’s a song that comes in handy from time to time! By the way… you have a nice midsection!

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