There was a quality today that demanded plans be damned. So that's just what we did. We felt our way through and we made it. Probably better than most days where there is a plan and a hoped for outcome. There is a wise difference between giving up and surrender.

I don't have much to say about a hat today. Perhaps only, that for some reason, maybe the color, or the seasonal nature, made me think of this song and the people I love that know it so deep within their bones when one of us sings it we all sing it too. It speaks to today. And all this. Sadness and euphoria.

Billy Joel
Summer Highland Falls
Songs in the Attic

They say that these are not the best of times
But they're the only times I've ever known
And I believe there is a time for meditation
In cathedrals of our own
Now I have seen that sad surrender in my lover's eyes
And I can only stand apart and sympathize
For we are always what our situations hand us
It's either sadness or euphoria
So we'll argue and we'll compromise
And realize that nothing's ever changed
For all our mutual experience
Our separate conclusions are the same
Now we are forced to recognize our inhumanity
A reason coexists with our insanity
Though we choose between reality and madness
It's either sadness or euphoria
How thoughtlessly we dissipate our energies
Perhaps we'll help fulfill each other's fantasies
And as we stand upon the ledges of our lives with our respective similarities
It's either sadness or euphoria

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