I’m not a huge Elton John fan. Although, there are several of his songs that I do know the lyrics of and can happily sing along to; i.e. I’m Still Standing. As such, not being the greatest fan, I found myself surprised at waking up with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, as an earworm.
I’m not too sure what what I was trying to say to myself with that song running through my head upon waking. I do know, there are many changes I’ve been contemplating. Maybe I need to define my own yellow brick road and pursue a life not determined by other peoples gold standards.
It’s fitting to think through these life courses on Labor Day. A day in which we acknowledge the fruits of our hard work. Often such a day is marked by long Airport lines and heavily congested traffic with all the vacationers going back home. Labor represents the end of summer and the beggining of a long slog towards the end where we no longer no what to hope for the coming year.
This year, for a split second, considered going away for a quick trip. However, everything was expensive and seemed tiring. No way, a last minute Labor Day trip would be refreshing for the soul. This, a staycation it was. A time to binge watch a new television show (i.e. Firefly Lane) and order comfort food. Yellow brick road contemplation aside, it was time to slow the brain waves a little. Deep thoughts can commence again at the end of the commercial break.