Last night I was working late at the office jaming to my iTunes playlist when Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” queued up on the playlist. It’s been pretty surreal to me to see how this song has come back into vogue and is not so popular with the young and hip crowd again. Maybe its iTunes, maybe its Glee, maybe its parental influence on the children’s choices. Who knows!
But for me this song seems to always remind me of much younger days. This song as well as several other Journey songs from that period alway take me back to my youth in Maryland. This particular songs for some odd reason reminds me of returing back home late at night from my older siblings atheltic events, while some other songs like “Who’s Crying Now” ( and Eddie Rabbit’s “Step by Step” for some reason) remind me of driving around with my father delivering newspaper in the summer.
(end sappy time)
So what’s the point of all of this. Well, while I was waiting on my co worker to fix up some code for me to break again I was thinking about that little 10 year old boy and his dreams and aspirations. I think about the Sharp Shooter Champion, and how the daily toll of adulthood can squash our ability to continue to dream and make ourselves better. So today I am looking back to the motivation of more innocent and wide open times and rekindling some of the ability to dream and to believe inside of me.
3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3-4, New International Version, ©2011)
Maybe its a song, or a picture or a smell or something else that can also revive you today and keep you rolling the dice, one more time…