I'm a Virginia based writer/musician looking to find my place in this wild wild world.
In early December of 2020 I was working for a remodeling company, renovating a bathroom for a manufacturing company in the middle of rural Opal, VA. Normally when going in to work meant I'd meet the guys at the truck and we'd drive to the site, but this one Friday the other guy was out of town so it was just the boss and me and he said I could pick up the truck in town or just drive straight to the jobsite and we'd work out of his truck. I punched in the address and it turned out to be ten whole minutes faster to drive straight to the jobsite, and with a couple other variables in mind I opted for skipping the truck.
Here I am again This cycle will not end Wounded on the floor And I don't think I can mend I say "I can do anything" Cause it's Christ who strengthens me
Right now I work part time for a construction company, and we do remodeling both residential and commercial; every now and then (or super frequently and I just haven't noticed yet; I haven't been here that long) we build a bathroom in a flip house for a real estate agent. My first day on the job went something like this: I showed up outside the work truck on a backstreet in my hometown and drove off with a couple guys around my age who I met for the first time that day at 7:30 in the morning.
Despite my self affiliation with the circus clown I've never been a good juggler so I think I'll pass Cause too many things just has the ring of difficulty
There's a boy in the backyard making faces at the sky Dreaming of the day he'll finally fly And though he has no wings he can still do anything
There's so many ways for my restless heart to move But my head intervenes and I never really choose But now at last I can see the stars shining all around me
When I look up in the daylight and see the blue sky A weight in my heart; a mist in my eye There's grief which I can't express with my tongue
It's another new year In a life that's still young A life full of fear-- glimpsed in the rear-view mirror Old friends come and go