Tina Turner passed yesterday at 83. I have been a fan of hers since I first heard A Fool In Love in 1960. A gossamer shred of gauze is drawn across my eyes and softly in the veiled distance I can almost touch yesterday… almost. As I was leaving my soon to be ex wife (may she rest in peace) in 1984 with my old Chevy van loaded up with stuff I was taking with me, the sound track of that trip was ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It? My life was about to modulate along with that tune and in fact I was about to plunge into another abyss but that is another story for another time. In the closing weeks of 1984 Tina helped light the way.
Fast forwarding to the present, our daughter Izze will be graduating on Saturday the 27th of May, 2023. Mom will no longer be making school lunches and our frequent intersections with staff at Athens High School will now happen at Krogers or Kindred Market. We’re not exactly empty nesters… she’ll be working in town for the next couple of months so we’ll see her, well at least when laundry needs to be done.
This will be a major paradigm shift for all concerned but it is as it should be.
I am blessed to be a part of the story…