Daily Coping 19 May 2022

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.

Today’s tip is to listen to a favorite piece of music and remember what it means to you.

I’m going old school today, partially because I’m old, partially because I ran across this in some random mix that I picked on Spotify.

Red Barchetta was a song I heard early  in high school. I loved the slow start and build into an upbeat song. I also loved the lyrics that talk about a journey in a car out in the country.

I was dying to get my driver’s license and have the freedom to go where I wanted when. At the time I road my bike through a couple miles of fields and farms to see friends, and I got frequent lifts from my Mom to places. However, I wanted to go to more places on my terms.

In the years after I started driving, I’ve listened to various Rush songs while driving, and this one always gives me memories of the trips I’ve made in a car. Back and forth from the University of Virginia to home in Virginia Beach. Trips to the Outer Banks to enjoy the water surfing or windsurfing. Driving across country a few times.

I enjoy driving and seeing new places. Now with the Tesla, I enjoy cruising on the highway and letting the car do some of the work and having a chance to look around a bit at the world around me.

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