There is a really powerful and amazing Peter Gabriel song, from the Up album, called "I Grieve." For those of you who've seen the film, City of Angels, you may remember a version of it from a scene in that movie.
There's a part of the song that talks about the place in which we, as souls, live. Our earthly bodies, basically, and I can't get that to stop playing in my head. It goes:
it’s just the car that we ride in
a home we reside in
the face that we hide in
the way we are tied in
and life carries on and on and on and on
life carries on and on and on
And that's what you do, and what it does. Life.
So we celebrated Cole's birthday this weekend, in the official sense, with a party a community rec center water park. Mark my words: I will never host a party in my own home again. I would gladly pay modest sums of money to take it to a great place like the Tropics Water Park at the Shoreview Community Center. And that is my plan for all parties, hence forth. Even ones with adults.
Still today, I'm thankful…for my family, and for life carrying on. For ups and downs and in betweens. Know what I'm saying?