This morning I was enjoying a walk between my two offices at work which is about a one mile round trip. I was listening to music and enjoying the cool morning air. All of a sudden I found myself in a time warp and taken to a street corner in Winslow Arizona.
I cannot even begin to imagine how many times I have listened to “Take It Easy” by the Eagles. But there I was in Winslow Arizona standing across the street looking at “The Corner” with a flatbed Ford.
Take it easy, take it easy
Don’t let the sound of your own wheels
Drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
Don’t even try to understand
Just find a place to make your stand
And take it easy
The words to not “let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy” stuck me as I was plodding along. I found myself thinking about a problem for the umpteenth time that does not have an obvious or easy solution. I then realized that the wheels of my mind had been working on this problem and had created “a world of trouble on my mind”. As I was trying “to lighten up” I noticed that I had also been looking down at the grey asphalt path. At this point I remembered to be “in the moment” and looked up at the blue sky and the trees while trying to ignore the Cold War Era Building with the peeling paint and chain link fences.
As the song came to an end I came out of my time warp where it really got weird…