The Perennial Pulse

Posted on Sep 28, 2012


Released in the fall of 1986: just a couple of weeks after “A.M Chicago” launched nationally as “The Oprah Winfrey Show” —

and just a few weeks before Mookie Wilson’s ground ball rolled through the legs of first basement Bill Buckner in Game 6 of the World Series—

and it was playing on the radio about the time Oliver North and his secretary Fawn Hall started shredding documents in what would become known as “Iran-Contra”—

the times roll on, the face in the mirror changes, we become ever more familiar with the rapture of joy AND the sting of tragedy—

but the music still beats the sky like a drum and still strums the curves of the earth in a perennial pulse.

rock on.