On my way to basketball this AM I was listening to my trusty satellite radio, doing some rockin’ out.
An old Def Leppard song came on — Action, Not Words.
I haven’t heard the song in years, but this was the music of my youth and in those days I spent all my money on albums, cassettes, walkmans, and speakers.
Somehow, all the lyrics were still embedded in my neural connections. The words poured out, I sang along, got pumped up to play some basketball, and reflected upon my teenage years.
While I couldn’t quite remember who I was back then (I think I was happy, but was I?), I was certain that Def Leppard had indeed rocked. I wanted to share the sentiment with someone, to reminisce over the merits of the albums High N Dry and Pyromania. (For the record, they turned the corner for me with Hysteria.)
But it’s just me and soon I’m at the gym, doing battle.
After the games, I stop at an internet cafe to do a little work and get some food.
I notice a couple in the booth across from where I type this entry.
Something about them strikes me, so I keep stealing glances, piecing together bits of information in my head (I do this, so beware of me in public places. I tell ya, I don’t miss a trick). I notice his accent — pleasant. English? Certainly not from these parts…
There’s something about them… are they artists of some kind?
On their way out, I hear him mention something about a manager for Def Leppard.
Wait a minute…
Of course, it is!
A Google search confirms everything…
The dude is one of the members of Def Leppard!
(I’ll keep it private as to which one, but I’ll say that I’ve never seen anyone else play his instrument the way he does. Got it now, rock fans?)
Believe me that when I tell you this was a rather unlikely meeting place. I’m still shaking my head at the thought of it. I do not live any where near L.A…. Logically, the odds had to be damn near zero… but I like to look deeper than logic can take me. (And if he hadn’t said something about Def Leppard in front of me at the last minute, I never would have made the connection. It sorta felt like he was giving me a clue…?)
These sorts of meetings have been happening quite a bit in the past few weeks (but this one takes the prize so far). I will think of someone and then bump into them in an unlikley way. It’s fun and a bit freaky too…
I’ve doing some working clearing any barriers to my intuition with my Very Cool Life Network group… I think this is likely it — that I’m just in tune with what’s to unfold.
Here’s to remembering more of the future!
And rocking out…