Somewhere in Time

Okay, I'm just being plain silly today, sort of...

Now if you fully wanna understand this post, you'll have to do your homework...'cause I pledged to be positive and upbeat.

Prior to that pledge and prior to my twin-postings of "The Last Stage", I had e-mailed a friend (a witness) that I was going to wallow in self-pity...that I had gone out and purchased a tear-jerker DVD to set the proper mood.

Well, the best laid plans...

The DVD proved to be a bust...the lead character coming across retarded (sorry...mentally challenged) rather than sympathetic. It distracted from the general feeling of heartbreak for which I was reaching.

Not to be denied, I delved into my library...and found a DVD that I had purchased a couple of years ago, knowing it was one of Julie's favorites. I knew the topic of THAT movie and since Julie and I had watched it together, I figured it would surely resonate with me! Ain't no stoppin' me now!!!

The movie in question was "Somewhere in Time" starring Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour. I'm not going into the plot...that would risk breaking my pledge of no more laments. AND, it doesn't really have much to do with this post. In fact, when I watched the movie on "the night", I found that it had "not aged well". An additional fact...I turned it off about two-thirds through and went to sleep. (Hey, writing pity-party postings takes it out of a guy!)

However, I think I have mentioned my determination to finish whatever I start. (Heck, even though I retired on June 3rd, I'm still trying to negotiate a new contract for my fellow CATs in the Cairo Association of Teachers!)

Anyway, while I was waiting for the postal person...decided to finish the movie. Yes, I'll admit to getting blurry eyes at the end...WHATEVER!

After seeing that I didn't have any new bills (see how "positive and upbeat" I am!), I decided to take my prepared mail to the post office.

When I started the car, I didn't even turn the radio on...

I didn't have to turn the radio on...apparently left it on yesterday afternoon following "our" hoppin' and boppin' adventure. (Actually, I'm still waiting on Julie to set me straight about that. To be an ABSOLUTELY 100% GUARANTEED "sign" from Julie, the song should have been Elton's "Crocodile Rock"...with its reference to an "old gold Chevy", which was my first car. However, John Mellencamp was more "timely" considering the post the previous evening!)

What did Julie have on her song chart for me today?

Today was one of our courting favorites...Rod Stewart. His first big album came out during our first year of dating...1971...entitled "Every Picture Tells a Story".

Which song from the album was Rod singing...and what was its "story"? Well, the song was NOT from our "courting album". With Julie (and God) it's all about timing...and today it was "Somewhere in Time", right?

No, Rod Stewart never had anything to do with "Somewhere in Time" or the music...which in the movie was all instrumental. He didn't even hum a few bars.

The song that leaped out and grabbed me as I sat at the curb waiting to pull away was "So Far Away".

Well, ya gotta admit...she is that!

And, speaking of "time"...check out the fourth line of the lyrics. That's a close enough reference to the movie for me...

Rod Stewart
"So Far Away"

So far away
Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore
It will be so fine to see your face at my door
And it doesn't help to know that you're just time away

Long ago I reached for you and there you stood
Holding you again could only do me good
Oh, how I wish I could
But you're so far away, yeah

One more song about moving along the highway
I can't say much of anything that's new
But if I could only work this life out my way
I'd rather spend it being close to you

But you're so far away
Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore
It will be so fine to see your face at my door
And it doesn't help to know
You're so far away, so far away
Yeah you're so far away, oh yeah, yeah, yeah

Traveling around sure gets me down and lonely
Nothing else to do but close my mind
And I sure hope the road don't get to own me
There's so many dreams that I've yet to find

But, you're so far away
Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore
It will be so fine to see your face at my door
And I doesn't help to know
You're so far away
You're so far away
Oh, you're so far away
You're so far away

Oh I need to get in touch with ya baby
You're so very, very, very far away
You're so far away

A reach?

Hey, you had to be there!

Ya gotta admit one thing...positive and upbeat ruminations on my part are a helluva lot better than negative laments.

If you don't agree, just let me know...I can crank out a couple of posts for ya that would make my buddy Edgar Allen Poe blanch!

Well, gotta run. Gotta see (hear) what Julie's got in store for me next!

If it's "Crocodile Rock", I may not come back...