I was driving back from a basketball game when I heard Steely Dan’s My Old School played. It occurred to me, not for the first time, that I never did take the opportunity to see them play live before Walter Becker died. I didn’t go see Tom Petty either. Or a hundred other legends that have since passed on.
On the other hand I’ve seen The Eagles before Glenn Frey died. I’ve seen Paul McCartney and Van Morrison and Jimmy Buffett and Bob Seger and James Taylor and BB King…. and I’m glad I did. I’ve seen Tom Brady throw a touchdown pass and Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez throw a baseball. I’ve seen Larry Bird play on the original parquet.
Momento Mori. There’s a lot to see and do in this world. And someday it won’t be the other guy that’s dying.