Drivers Seat

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Doin’ alright
A little jivin’ on a Saturday night
And come what may gonna dance the day away
Jenny was sweet
She always smiled for the people she’d meet
Trouble and strife
She had another way of looking at life
News is blue
Has no way to get to you
What can I do
When I remember my time with you

Driver’s seat (oh)
Driver’s seat (oh yea)
Driver’s seat (ooh)
Driver’s seat (oh yea)

Doin’ alright
A little jivin’ on a Saturday night
And come what may gonna dance the day away
Pick up your feet
Got to move to the trick of the beat
There is no elite
Just take your place in the driver’s seat
News is blue
Has no way to get to you
What can I do
When I remember my time with you

Driver’s seat (oh)
Driver’s seat (oh yea)
Driver’s seat (ooh)
Driver’s seat (oh yea)

Drivers Seat – Sniff “N” The Tears

If you don’t remember this song, take a moment and follow the link above to watch the video…..

Would you call this a “one hit wonder?” Indeed it is. Released in 1978 on their first album, this song reached number 15 on the USA billboard charts in the fall of 1979.  I was but a boy but I still remember how much I loved this song. As an adult, I see a connection to today…I think all of us on this earth are “one hit wonders.”

Is there anyone completely like you in every way? Maybe if you have an identical twin, but otherwise I think it’s safe to say you are one of a kind. You also only get one life to live, and your one hit is how you live it. Finally, the wonder is how beautiful and fulfilling life can be if you make the best of it.

Early Christmas day 2014 on a lonely road in Wisconsin 

Mornings hold so much promise to me. Another day to make things better, another chance to get it right. When I wake up to the sunrise, I feel the urge to make this day the best it can be regardless of the circumstances that befall my path. Every day I wake up is a blessing, every chirping bird a song from heaven placed into my mind when I stop to let it sink in. People are in such a rush today they miss the moments that really matter. Life is so precious you have to make every moment count.

Early Christmas day 2015 in Bethlehem Pennsylvania

I have spent the last 15 years on the road and I have driven close to 1,250,000 miles in the drivers seat of a truck on the highways of this great country. In that time I have seen many mornings and many evenings, incredible views and ghastly crashes. Peaceful towns and stressful cities, miles of open plains and dense forests, all in the span of 11 hours of driving time each day. And yet I feel I was in the passengers seat all this time.

A storm brewing over North Yarmouth Maine

How much of your life has passed you by? Are you still grasping at the ring just out of reach that society says will give you all that you require? Are you just like the others, or are you your own person? Only now do I see how I am indeed the “Weird Guy With The Dog” and I embrace it. Only now do I see what being in the drivers seat really means.

A beautiful grasshopper that stood still for me in Kentucky

Money and possessions are not the way to a happy life, the next new car or fancy house will not correct all that is wrong in this world.  Money is but a means to an end, the quantity of such to provide the tools to achieve a lifestyle that will hopefully give more pleasure than pain. I see my future filled with epic views of mountains and valleys, wildlife and landscapes. Nature at it’s finest hand in hand with the dark side in the circle of life. Such is the way it has been for millennia, and so it will be long after I’m gone. Take your place in the drivers seat and navigate to your dreams!

 

 

 

 

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One of the best posts you’ve written my friend, one that speaks so strongly to me and reached my core. Thank you for putting into words all that resonates in my heart, I remember that song as clear as day, and yes, I loved it too.

Miriam
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Absolutely! John, would you mind if I include part of your post in my latest one I’m writing, as it resonates so deeply.

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Bill Ladd

Never forgot that 1 ! Radio was my best friend when that came out! Not a whole lot has changed. Grab “The Road” by The Alarm! Hit’s you the same way. I don’t wish for a fancy house, just one not ready to keel over. I don’t wish for a fancy car (pickup), just one I can fit in. I don’t wish for anything fancy, but when you aren’t the same as everyone else, it costs a lot more.

Peter Matthews
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Great music, photos, and narrative, as usual John. That’s a whole lot of driving you’ve done there!

Chatty Kerry
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What an inspiring post for the festive season. Your photographs are amazing and I love the one in Wisconsin. As you know we live in a beautiful forest with too many people. We went to our local Chillis for dinner and we were all treated to the most amazing pink sunset. Most of us stared in wonder – a moment of beauty in a crazy world.
Love the grasshopper too but they give me the heebeegeebees with those eyes. Shudder!

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