A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend 6 days in the Boston area again, all of those days basically living with someone I'm very much in love with. It was a beautiful and yet sometimes stressful situation; an experience and memories I'm happy to have.
One of the highlights of the trip was the Pearl Jam concerts we attended. Months ago I had wanted and planned to take this person with me as part of her birthday gift. Really, it was just a selfish way for me to share my love of Pearl Jam and the incredible experience of a live Pearl Jam concert with her. I didn't think it'd pan out, and it almost didn't happen, but she saw how much it meant to me. (I'll never forget that look in her eyes.) The pre-party, seeing friends, and getting to experience the atmosphere and energy of GA on Night 2 of the concert was a lot of fun, but Night 1 of the concerts is what really sticks in my head. So many things about the experience that night were really overwhelming and I teared up a few times. She told me she thought it was amazing, too, and probably the best concert she'd been to, and that meant a lot to me. I wouldn't have wanted to share that experience with anyone else. An added bonus: "Just Breathe" was dedicated to the couples in the audience that night. The memory of holding her hand and looking into her eyes while Eddie sang to us has stuck with me nearly every day.
I wish moments like that lasted, that I could feel the way I did holding her hand during that song everyday, but life has a way of, well, being life. Things happen, some things being out of our control. Sometimes they build up so quickly and cloud up the view, pour down on every little thing that made you happy and gave you hope. Sometimes it's just a matter of time and circumstance. So, at least for me, it's really nice to have not only the experience and the memories, but also a video of the performance from that night. For me, it's a reminder that no matter how cold the winter, there's a springtime ahead
Can I say one more Pearl Jam related thing? Yeah? Okay. I'm taking my 9 yr old son to his first concert! We're going to see Pearl Jam in OKC in less than two weeks! Tickets are secured. Hotel reserved. People to meet. It'll be our first mommy/son road trip and I'm super excited!!!
As for writing, I haven't done any. All the words and feelings are stuck again, but I feel them just under the surface. Soon...soon I'm gonna figure out how the string them all together and pull them out on a wire. I don't know how much of those I'll be posting here, however. We'll see.
There are some other writing projects I've had on hold that a couple friends of mine have been pushing me on and offering to help with. So, there's a good chance I'll either get back to work on my memoir, start another, more comical non-fiction I've had an idea on for awhile now, or finally, really, honestly get to writing one of the screenplays I've had on hold. So I think with winter setting in soon, I'm finally gonna start getting some different types of words out.
Is anyone out there working on anything new or big? I'm really curious to know!