November 18, 2020

Wolfgang Van Halen’s Tribute Song for his Dad has me Bawling.

As I was listening, I became acutely aware of our interconnectedness in this life.

Even rockstars die. And the sons of rockstars experience profound grief. We all struggle with pain, loss, self-doubt, insecurity, and a soul-deep aching for someone who is gone. Wow.

Even if you’re not a classic rock junkie, you know the name: Van Halen. But, for me, the thing that hit hard was how selfish I suddenly felt. How easily I get wrapped up in my own whining and feelings. This was a slap in the face reminder that every damn day someone is going through it too.

These lyrics had me bawling:

You’ve found a place

That’s better for you

Than this rock we’re living on

I’m so nervous

Don’t know my place

A life without you

I’m not ready to move on

No matter what the distance is

I will be with you

No matter what the distance is

you’ll be okay”



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