(sorry about the ad at the beginning)
Last night I saw one of the most amazing shows of my life (and concerts are somewhat my thing.) The Avett Brothers performed like it was the last performance of their lives, like, they gave it all and then some, even though we were this random town along the way of their tour.
I could go on with the life retrospectives but I'll just leave it at that.
I do have to say I had a moment of clarity, in the audience not as someone obsessed with the band and their music and wanting to be them or with them. This time was different. I have crossed over to old lady status or maybe have just finally grown up. The tears crowded my eyes and with a mother's heart I looked at them and thought their mom must be so proud. I'm proud of them and their talent. I am so thankful they shared it with us.
These lyrics are so timely:
I wonder which brother is better
Which one our parents love the most
I sure did get in lots of trouble
They seemed to let the other go
A tear fell from my father’s eyes
I wondered what my dad would say
He said I love you
And I’m proud of you both, in so many different ways
Always remember there was nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name.
-Murder in the City, The Avett Brothers