Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The high point of the film for me last night was from a performance Springsteen did just last year at the Hyde Park festival in Great Britain. Before the rest of the band came onstage he stood up there and with just piano accompaniment, sang "Thunder Road," my favorite of all his songs. He probably wrote the song when he was in his young twenties and now he's sixty-three which makes it a completely different song and it was powerful and gorgeous and that alone was worth the price of admission to me. 

Well. Music. 
By the grace of it, I am still here. 

It's raining in Asheville this morning and I'm not sure what we're going to do. We walk everywhere. Of course I didn't bring an umbrella. There are so many crazy-good shops and galleries here. It's not ALL breweries and coffee shops, you know. We're waiting for Jessie to call to plan our day. We slept late this morning. I'm finally truly relaxed enough into it here to enjoy myself which means we'll be leaving soon. 
The people-watching in Asheville is excellent. I could just sit and watch the hipsters and street people and older people all day long and be happy. Sitting right here on the balcony of the condo I just saw a woman with silver white hair pulled back into a sort of ponytail that hung to her knees. One thing I really do love about Asheville is the way that no one feels compelled to dress "appropriately." Not for age or anything. Which is very cool. 

And speaking of cool, it is today. The sweet, gentle rain bringing cool air. It's a beautiful day. And I ain't a beauty but hey, I'm all right. 

I need to pick out my costume for the day. Jessie's on her way over. 

Love to all...Ms. Moon


  1. Oh, music. Like food. Need it.
    Dancing in the Dark might be one of the best songs ever.

  2. So glad that you are having a great time. I think that there are many cool people in Asheville.

  3. Thunder Road -- my favorite, too.


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