Sending Me Angels
I spent the weekend in my son Matt’s world. When I was his age that world was more or less mine.
We drove a lot and talked about old times and new adventures. Both of my boys talk with me about music they like, and I’m always happy to hear what they say and play. With my younger son Nate the music runs from rock, hip-hop and rap to jazz. With Matt it’s folk, bluegrass, traditional country and classical. There are extreme edges of each of their choices where the language and themes turn from smooth to rough and from light to dark.
The rural soundtrack and activities of the weekend were good for me. One afternoon Matt and I drove across the prairie from my mother’s house to the farm where my father-in-law grew up.
As we drove we listened to albums by Bonnie Raitt, David Allan Coe and Delbert McClinton among others. Here’s a good Delbert McClinton song. Makes me thankful for Matt and for the other angels that have appeared in my life just when I needed them.