Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Megan (and Tuesday Tune, vol 77 - You're Gonna Be a Star)

On Tuesday, March 25th, 2008, Megan posted a poem, and titled that post Metered Solace. It was this poem:

Henry Van Dyke - If All The Skies

If all the skies were sunshine,
Our faces would be fain
To feel once more upon them
The cooling plash of rain.

If all the world were music,
Our hearts would often long
For one sweet strain of silence,
To break the endless song.

If life were always merry,
Our souls would seek relief,
And rest from weary laughter
In the quiet arms of grief.


The next day, March the 26th, Spouse crashed skiing and broke both of his feet. He was sent to the hospital for a few days to figure out what to do next, and to get the house ready for his non-pedal mode of going about.

On Friday, March 28th (still of 2008), Rabid found Megan.  Specifically, she found that same Metered Solace post while "blog hopping" in a hospital with "wighfigh."  Rabid found all sorts of solace in Megan's metered method of solace.

And that's where it all began.

In the last couple of days I've had some relish over how sweet that is; to actually have history of where it all began.  To look back, read the things I read, and in the process, feel what I was feeling.  Which, honestly, was nothing but love.  Love for Spouse, love for internet technology, love for orthopedic surgeons, and love for new friends who quietly provide solace and hope.

In three years time, I've grown to love this Solacing, Metering, Megan.  Truthfully, she is the most talented of people I know.  Megan writes, she designs, she advices the medical people about arterial fibrillation, and who knows what else.  She's athletic, she funny, she's loving, and she's MY friend.  How lucky am I?  Pretty darned.

Megan's a true star, and she's all the way over in Reno, so that's why today's Tuesday Tune is:

All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star) - R.E.M.

I love this song. LOVE. It's Megan's song too. I think about her every time I play it. It's also on my list of top 25 played (of 12,368, so that's sayin' something.)



(Here's my metered solace to you!)

All the way to Reno
You've dusted the non believers
And challenge the laws of chance
Now, sweet
You were so sugar sweet
You may as well have 'kick me'
Fastened on your sleeve

You know what you are
You're gonna be a star.
You know what you are
You're gonna be a star

Is written on your feet
Your achilles heel
Is a tendency
To dream
But you've know that from the beginning
You didn't have to go so far
You didn't have to go.

You know what you are
You're gonna be a star.





Winder said...

Fantastic post for a fantastic gal.

Happy Birthday Megan.

Aubrey said...

She so cute! I have yet to meet the infamous Megan, I hope she has a fabulous birthday. :-)

Jessica said...

Three cheers for Megan being born!

Megan and Keli'i said...

I just love that Megan. She's a damned cool gal.

Lars said...

Happy Birthday Megan!

trailtrekker said...

Classic song, I'm sure this Megan in all that and more!

Ryan said...

great song (and video). thanks for sharing :)

wait, megan you have a birthday? then your timelessness remains a mystery.

in an evident week of megan-inspired reflection (meg-itation?) i flew from houston last week in megan’s designated seat, but alas there was no one in ryan's seat to impress with words of wisdom as you once did. yea i slept alone.

Sparks said...

I am the luckiest girl. I have much and more. Thanks for the gift of your friendship Rabidhead. You help in ways you simply cannot understand.

My favorite REM song, by the way. It was a super gift, dear.