If you cut me, Iâ’d probably bleed a little Lynyard Skynyrd, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger and John Mellencamp. All of which you’d expect to hear from a 55 year old male, which Iâ€™m not. Blame it on my rocker parents if youâ€™ d like, but I absolutely love me some John Mellencamp. I once taught a continuing education class and referenced a â€˜Jack and Dianeâ€™ couple and their tax situation.
This morning, I jumped in the car and started towards Brains. Today totally feels like a John Mellencamp morning. So I popped in his greatest hits CD, turned up the volume, and â€˜Hurts So Goodâ€™ came on.
It reminded me of a job interview I had back in 2006. There was this weird company, with this quirky name, who needed an accountant. I had no idea exactly what they sold, it sounded a little foreign compared to my banking experience. But standing in the lobby of their office at the end of the interviewâ€¦ along came John singing â€˜Hurts So Goodâ€™. Even amongst the nervousness, I could feel the divine intervention and peace that a song can give you. It saysâ€¦ this is where you are meant to beâ€¦ John Mellencamp is playing in the lobbyâ€¦ what better sign could there be?
So hereâ€™s hoping you have a John Mellencamp Day. You might not end up with a job at Brains On Fire like me, but I sincerely hope you get the gift of comfort and reassurance that a song can bring. A song that tells you, yeahâ€¦ Iâ€™m on the right path.