As I’ve gotten older, I’ve thought a lot about missed opportunity. The most intense thoughts are about those where I had a specific choice to make and I made an adult choice, as opposed to child choice where someone makes it for one.
The Robert Frost poem “The Road Not Taken” is talking about what this means, exactly.
So the title is from a song by Chris Deburgh, “Fatal Hesitation.” He has a haunting voice, there’s a jangly guitar part in the chorus and a fat, fat sax solo running throughout, culminating the the end fade. This song has always evoked emotions in me. I never really “let go” of a woman and then regretted it. When I found my lovely Sarah, I was 33 she was 25, I had seen a lot of life and known a little of love. I hung on tight because I knew what I had. But I think of so many missed opportunities I’ve had to do various things and this song sort of reaches my soul that way.
There’s a candle that burns for lost things passed and this song lets the demons out.
He sings, “Oh, Romeo is standing in the rain and I know that I have let her, slip away, oooo.” Like I said, he has a haunting voice. If you’ve never heard it, you should treat yourslef to a listen. It was in my heavy rotation list through my 20’s. Even now when this song comes on, after thousands of listens, I feel something warm in my chest, like a connection to the past, something calling me back that I have forgotten about, beckoning me. A line that fully rounds out the philosophical, academic, intellectual tragedy of the song is when he sings:
“I’m gonna read a little Shakespeare to get her out of my head. It doesn’t matter anymore.
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