It Don’t Come Easy

Out on River Road
Out on River Road

“Ain’t it hard when you wake up in the morning
And you find out that those other days are gone?
All you have is memories of happiness lingerin’ on
All your dreams and your lovers won’t protect you
They’re only passing through you in the end
They’ll leave you stripped of all that they can get to
And wait for you to come back again
Yet still a light is shining
From that lamp on down the hall
Maybe the star of Bethlehem
Wasn’t a star at all”   — © 1977 Neil Young, Star of Bethlehem — from the album, “American Stars n’ Bars”

This about sums up about how today will be. I woke up with the song in my head. Two days in a row. That’s never a good sign.

Today will be about a lot of traveling. Sadness. Respect. Reunions. A little love. Maybe even a little rebirth.

The picture. Do you really even care today? Do I? Oh, okay. There is a little cemetery that you can see from River Road near Kenner, Louisiana. Turn at the road next to it. Drive maybe a half mile and you’ll come to this cemetery. Another cemetery. Unrelated to the one you can see on River Road.

In case you are wondering, Kenner is where the New Orleans airport is located. MSY. Armstrong International. In fact, it’s over there on the far right where the orange sunlight is shining in the sky. It’s an odd arrangement. The airport is located in Kenner, but the property belongs to the City of New Orleans. I dunno. It must have something to do with money. Changing hands. Secretly.

One more thing about today. I always say that the work is the prayer. Not today. The prayer is the prayer.


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