Right there with me #BruceSpringsteen #SecretGarden

sam

I’ve been listening to Bruce for almost twenty years, but my closer encounter with him happened over three years and half ago. In April I received a bad diagnosis regarding one of my kidneys, and in June I had to undergo surgery. I had my family and friends with me, but Bruce music was my real medicine. I’ve lost my parents, and those two months between the biopsy and the operation were a real ordeal for me, but he was right there with me. There was a Bruce show eight days before my surgery, I’ll never forget that evening in the deluge, that passion and happiness, and at the same time a sense of calm and rebirth.

A year passed, and I went to Freehold with a thank-you letter I wrote for Bruce,  a friend of mine suggested a bar he’s often seen hanging out at while he’s home, and I left it there for him. I hope that someday, sooner or later, he’ll get that message, and my thank you. I survived because I was not alone, because he was there for me. My favourite song is Racing in the Street, but when I think about that period I often listen to Secret garden, my secret garden, that now I’m sharing with you.

Peace and love to you all.

Sam

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Prove it all day, every day.

I think that everyone here agrees on saying that Bruce’s music helps us to get through the struggles of every day life that we all face. He’s here for good times, and bad times, and that’s ok. Yesterday I went through some thoughts scattered on FB in the last six months, nothing big, you know… Just a simple life. With Bruce’s songs in the background.
“I took a time off morning from work, I absolutely had to do something for that pile of laundry to be ironed. The heat was killing me but it had to be done. So I took Houston ’78 and put it on… That Promised land is sensational…Prove it all night has no words to be qualified…Racing in the streets… I keep ironing and folding… Jungleland. My husband comes rushing from the other room at the first notes. The fever, Fire… Well, I’ve finished, the laundry chest is empty, I didn’t even notice… That was a great way to spend a morning!”
“This is for my son, who decided to take his Thunder road. He’s leaving in a month for New Zealand, a whole year without him, so happy for him…But it hurts so much, staying here, working hard, trying to build a better world for him too. But it’s right, you take your Thunder road, son. Spread your wings and fly.”

“I’ve just made my husband listen to Kitty’s back in Rome… and now I’m fobbing him off with the studio version, just under the pretense of catching the differences, you know… Me thinks he’ll not think straight at the end of all this!”

“It’s 8am and already I’m saying Today also will end. That’s a bad feeling, just want to run away from everything and stay alone! I prepare for work, today is bad. I know this too shall pass, it always will, but sometimes it’s like being dead inside. Put my earphones on, switch on my Ipod, the music starts, the volume is high, I want to be completely isolated. I get on my bike, I start pedaling, off to my work place… Bruce is alive out there, the anxiety begins to unravel, maybe it will not be a bad day, maybe even something good could happen. I can do this!”

“I know, I’m probably tedious and dull, but I just can’t help it. Everytime I stop, I’m thinking about my son, and of when his Long walk home will begin. He’ll come back, right? Tomorrow it’ll be 16 months…more or less 920 since I’ve hugged him.”

“Today I have to hit the road with a collection of samples for some customers, traveling with my aunt who accidentally is also my partner. What do you think, do I fire off all Brisbane 2014 at the highest possible volume? That’s a way to travel, dont’ you think? And a good day to all of you people!”

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