Today I was driving in one of my old cars (’55 Thunderbird) out on the back roads of Williams County. I had spent a bit sittin’ on an old church pew in front of Puckett’s grocery in Leipers Fork.
I like driving the back roads in middle Tennessee. You get to see a lot of things. You can pass what once was an old gas station. Now in shambles. Or you can stop at an old gas station, tin roof, benches out front, maybe an old dog laying in the way, get a cold drink–once called and still is by some southern folks “a bottle of pop.” You see old Coca-Cola or Red Man chewing tobacco signs nailed to an old barn. The author Paul Therous calls these viewing, “road candy.” I get that. Yea road candy, the sites and sounds of the back roads.
..As I left the old grocery store I slipped in an old Lefty Frizzell cd…and he shared these lines with me:
“Once, I thought I loved just you and
I though you loved me too
But just look what thoughts will do, for today you say we’re through”
Hum…just look what thoughts can do…sometimes they can cause one a bit of trouble and pain. Sometimes ones thoughts can just run away with them.
“Once I thought you loved me too.”
April 22, 2017