Friday, April 17, 2009


I was one of those girls, last night, who stood up with arms up high, clapping and swaying and shouting the lyrics with chill bumps. I saw Bruce Springsteen last night in a big, ole rock n roll concert here in Los Angeles. I don't think I've been to one of those in twenty or more years and I've never seen Bruce.

It was awesome.

The image that stays with me is looking down on the hundreds of people on the floor, their arms and hands reaching high above their heads, waving in unison, pale in the light like glow-worms or the necks of swans or I don't know what. It was surreal and lovely and wild all at once.

Here's a video of one of my favorite songs that he played. This is from a long time ago but it's so, so sweet:

And thank God I had it today to lean on because I got the update on The Girl's EEG. Not good. We're looking at a recurrence of the big, bad syndrome that Sophie developed over four years ago. I'm not in the mood for details right now so just say a prayer.

All will be well. We've got a plan -- I just need to draw on those ever shrinking reserves and carry on.


  1. the door's open but the ride ain't free

  2. So glad that you had a NIGHT OUT at a concert; that's great therapy! Prayers for you and your entire family.

  3. "We're pullin' outta here to win!!"

    Glad you finally got to see The Boss. You talk about looking down on those of us on the floor, it's the same for us looking up at you in the seats, in fact, looking up from the floor of a Springsteen show at 15 was what made me want to be in a band.

    It was excellent seeing you and Mike up there having fun, and believe me, it just gets better every time you see him.

    Our thoughts are with you guys and Sophie, if you need anything, you've got the number.


  4. Hey Elizabeth-Thanks for visiting! I´ve added you to the list. I saw Bruce three times last year-in Bilbao, San Sebatian, and Barcelona...(and have tickets to see him in Bilbao this July) I know exactly what you are talking about...You also have someone in Spain thinking good thoughts.-Jane

  5. Isn't the Boss AMAZING!! I was lucky enough to see him in the 80's for the "Born in the USA" tour.

    So glad you had a night out - I've been reading your story and my thoughts/prayers are with you.

  6. Sounds like a great time. Good for you! And I will definitely be thinking and praying for Sophie.

  7. i'm so sorry to hear that you've gotten bad news about sophie. its heartbreaking.
    last year i saw bruce just one month after laura will killed, and it lifted me up for a brief moment. he's amazing. i saw him this week for maybe the 30th time, and one line keeps ringing through my mind, "take a knife and rip this pain from my heart...". he connects with so many on a deep and personal level.
    i wish i could rip the pain from your heart but i know all you want is better news for sophie. I send you much love. xo n

  8. You have my prayers I am sending them full force directly to you and your sweet girl.

    I'm sorry.

    Love Renee xoxo

  9. I feel like our lives are crazy. We worry about our children and then try to live a normal life.

    What I wouldn't do to be oblivious again.

    Love Renee xoxo

  10. I'm so glad you got to see the Boss. he's on my top ten artists ever.

    I'm sorry about the results. My prayers are for you.

  11. Sorry about the EEG results. It's hard to head down a path you've already been on and didn't much like the first time. I'll be thinking of you and Sophie.

    Glad you got to see Bruce. He's amazing. My husband is such a fan we ended up using one of his ballad's as our wedding song. I think it's called "If I should fall behind". Kind of a serious song, but given the challenges we've had to face, together, I still can't think of a better song.

    all the best, mary

  12. I'm glad you linked this today. My family knows that when I die, Thunder Road WILL be played at the after-party.



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