Monday, January 29, 2007

To Life!

Today at the gym I watched a man, probably in his eighties, dance from one end of the weight room to the other while listening to his Walkman. I have no idea what he was listening to, but he caught my eye, along with the eye of everybody else in the room. One woman came very close to dancing with him.

I don't have a comment per se. I just think that a moment like that, so immersed in the joy of life, deserves to be chronicled. I hope that if I reach my eighties, somebody will be as moved by me as I was by him.

So we don't get too teary, I invite you to guess what he was listening to. I'm going with "The Weight" by The Band.

6 comments:

Charity Singleton said...

"I Feel Good" by James Brown.

I love hearing about moments of exuberance, and their uninhibited expressions!

locutus est said...

If he's in his 80s, then he was likely at his physical prime 60 years ago. The top song in 1946 was Prisoner of Love, by Perry Como.

Pete Juvinall said...

I wonder what 'Smells like Teen Spirit' will sound like 50 years from now...

Mr Steve said...

I'm voting for Thunder by "Nuttin But Stringz" because . . . .well they impressed me that much.

Craver VII said...

I'll say there were no batteries in his Walkman; he made his own music.

Carolyn said...

"Dancing in the Moonlight" by Studio Group. Definitely.