“Like a river that don’t know where it’s flowing I took a wrong turn and I just kept going.”
Bruce Springsteen wrote that. There’s a reason he’s a multi, multi, multi-millionaire and considered one of the greatest artists of the Rock’n’Roll Era. He has an astonishing ability to always write the simplest phrase and to be devastatingly incisive and insightful with it.
The line you should have written. The line anyone could have written.
But you didn’t write it and they didn’t write it and he did. That’s why he’s The Boss.
“I took a wrong turn and I just kept going.”
That’s me in a sentence. I could write when I was a child. Maybe I even had a bit of talent. But I could draw too, and at the time, it was easier. It’s not so easy now, but then again, neither is writing. So I took loads of wrong turns and here I am.
In the wrong place.
But that’s okay. The very happiest person I know thinks they’re several miles away from happiness.
“If I was going there, I wouldn’t start from here,” goes the old Kerryman joke.
Here I am. In the wrong place. But that’s okay. Chances are you are too.
Let’s get going.