Thursday, April 23, 2009
The Go-Go's covered this great Rolling Stones song .
I have the honor to count among my very best friends Jane Wiedlin, one of The Go-Go's. When I was recovering form the double mastectomies, Jane was living in Costa Rica, but she came to stay with me and be my nurse, Jane occupies a really special place in my heart.
Last night I drove Miss Jane down to The Grove in Anahiem and hung out to watch the show. I have been in a reflective mood lately, for many reasons. Standing backstage watching the performance, I looked at the crowd of people dancing and singing along, clearly enjoying all that the Go-Go's bring to a live performance, and it struck me that we had somehow transformed from baby fat and punk rock to middle age!
I realize everyone struggles at times with the idea of growing old, and I had to bust out laughing when the Go-Go's closed the show with their cover of The Rolling Stones' "Mother's Little Helper".
Later in the dressing room I asked who's brilliant idea it was to close with that song, but I didn't get an answer.
The opening line "What a drag it is getting old..." was one example of the Go-Go's still speaking with humor for their generation and in that moment all of us in that room were united.
Part of why I am writing this blog is so that someone else may see that she is not alone in her yo-yoing emotions during and after cancer.
All living things age and die, so in this particular moment of ennui, I remind myself to celebrate the life I have.