I've been feeling nostalgic recently. Dad, you'll appreciate this.
Within the past week, I remembered how my Dad always used to listen to Willie Nelson in the car. Specifically, I remember the album Stardust (link requires Rhapsody).
I vividly remember driving in the car, just me and my Dad, from our house to the Navy Exchange for something or other. I remember the car -- a 1977 [or 1976?] silver Ford Granada with maroon interior. Willie Nelson was playing on the cassette deck. And my Dad and I were singing Georgia On My Mind and Blue Skies, along with Willie, as we were headed to the store.
Why do I remember this? I'm not sure. I was looking for a good edition of Ray Charles singing Georgia On My Mind, but Rhapsody's only edition (that I can find) is Ray singing live, and the recording isn't the best. Then I saw Willie's version and had to check it out again. I'd recently mentioned to a friend how my Dad used to listen to Willie in the car, and how we'd occasionally sing along. I guess actually seeing the link in Rhapsody put me over the edge.
And when I listened to the album, I was right back in the silver Ford Granada, sitting in the front seat with Dad, singing right along.
While I'm here, I'll offer a short side note. I haven't been blogging much lately, either here or over at PastoralEpistles.com
. I've been trying to spend my spare time a bit more focused on my writing project on the Pastoral Epistles, which means less outside reading. In addition to this, I've had something else come up that I'm not prepared to blog about (don't worry, it's all good) that has caused me to focus my attention elsewhere. I'm still here, I'll just be blogging less frequently than in the past.