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Friday, November 22, 2019

It was actually Ann Street....

But it will always be Main Street to me.

A few months back I posted on how Bob Seger has Turned the Page, he visited Houston as part of his final tour. One of his classics, Main Street, was about watching a dancer in a club, just waiting for her to watch here come on past. Young and fantasizing, hoping against hope to meet a woman you are, or think you are, in love with.

One fact I've learned in over fifty years on the Earth, no man loves but one woman in his lifetime. And Seger writes a great look at how a young man attempts to capture love, or at the very least, engage in it. Well put in one of my favorite episodes of Star Trek-TOS, Requiem For Methuselah .. As Spock and McCoy discuss two men fighting over a woman they are in love with, McCoy puts it well to his non-feeling Vulcan friend:
...You wouldn't understand that, would you, Spock? You see, I feel sorrier for you than I do for him because you'll never know the things that love can drive a man to. The ecstasies, the miseries, the broken rules, the desperate chances, the glorious failures, the glorious victories. All of these things you'll never know simply because the word love isn't written into your book. Goodnight, Spock..

I'm getting too philosphical as the week ends. Heading to New Orleans for the wedding of a friend. Have a great weekend!

From the final tour of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Main Street, performed January 21, 2019, in Columbus Ohio.

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