Times They Are A Changin’
My daughter Izzy left for school this morning but before she left she cheek to cheek bump me and said, “have a great day, beautiful man”. I stood at the kitchen sink and was both glad to be blessed with such wonderfully loving daughters but sadden that a face bumped and a have a good day somehow now counts the same as an old fashion hug and a kiss. When did that change happen? It reminded me that times do change as Bob Dylan wrote in “Times They Are A Changin” (I love this cover of Dylans song by Brandi Carlile so I included it here.). It became the change anthem for the 60’s… But back then we were more tactile and gave strong hand shakes or dapped, pinched each others cheeks, hugged and spun one another around with embraces that felt like they meant something….
But do we ever really change?
In the 60’s America was in knots much like we are now. Political, social, race, drugs, war and environment issues divided us as much as they do today. Listen to Dylan’s lyrics in this song and I’ll bet you agree that they are just as relevant today which makes me think life is more of a cycle than ever changing. American’s go from being at odds with one another with lines drawn in the sand to coming together over tragedy, victory and things we have in common mostly.. When we come together we express our unity with old fashion bear hugs, smackola kisses and genuine smiles that fill our souls. This Thanksgiving let’s shake off the Politics, News, War, Race and that which divides us and come together … and be just plan old thankful for a change.
Thanksgiving is a time for food, family and sharing…
My change plan is to go old school this year… it is time for a change…back to the future so to speak. When family comes to dinner this year bring back the big hugs, smackola smooches and be truly thankful you are blessed to have them all… for as the song goes: As the present now, Will later be past, enjoy them while you got them….the times they are a changin’
Have a great day !
Song By: Brandi Carlile and the twin brothers Tim and Phil Hanseroth