Billy Joel and Elton John were the first musicians I ever saw live. I remember it well. It was '95 and my mom randomly got tickets and when she picked me up from school that day, she surprised me with the news. I was in heaven. We had horrible seats, but that didn't phase me -- I was experiencing two of my heroes. Live. I danced and sang my little heart out to the millions of hits the two uber successful "piano men" have made throughout their careers.
So the other day...
I had a long, tiring day at work and was flustered because I started thinking about the millions of tasks I wanted to accomplish this weekend. I hit shuffle on my iPod and, like fate, I heard this week's "Sunday song" (Vienna) and I really listened to the lyrics for what felt like the first time in my life. I thought, "Dang Billy, are you reading my mind?"
The past two years of my life after college have flown. I haven't had a single moment to rest -- consuming my life with adulthood -- a career, a car payment, a mortgage, multiple bank accounts, a 401k and marriage.
But Billy (or God?) sent me a reminder.
When life gets crazy, we all just need to slow down, stop and smell the roses and remember, our versions of "Vienna" will come when the timing is right.