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In college, there were days that I operated on nothing more than popcorn and adrenaline. Doing that these days would cause me to feel like 1 million marbles are being systematically thrown at my brain but alas… every once in a while you just gotta do whatcha gotta do.  This was one of those times. 

This weekend’s fuel of choice was Coca Cola and nostalgia: I drove down winding Georgia backroads in the dark of the night to the beaches of South Carolina for a reunion weekend with camp friends, some of whom I’ve been pals with for almost 20 years (which in itself is a statement that makes me feel utterly, ridiculously old.) After two days splashing and reminiscing on our skinnier and wilder days, I drove through the breaking light of the morning to get back to Athens for church and Sunday festivities. A whirlwind, for sure, but when is life anything other than that, really? 

Five hours by myself in a car with no other vehicles in sight, music loud, caffeine pumping through my body, feeling like the only lonely girl in the world… I can only say this: There is not much that listening to Usher's Yeah can’t fix. Especially after shuffling into Fleetwood Mac's Landslide on a particularly open stretch of open road…

All that to say… I am in need of someone to make a mash-up of these two songs please. 

Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! 

Well, I’ve been afraid of changing
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m getting older too

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! 

morgan cogswellwritings