Highways jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
– Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
I’m presently reading Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, Born to Run. It is an interesting read, filled with fascinating stories and lots of adjectives… many knee slapping, foot stomping, head scratching, eye popping, mind blowing, gut wrenching descriptions of Bruce’s personal and professional life. He tells it all and bares his soul… the good, the bad and the ugly… including his lifelong challenge with depression and his difficult relationship with his father [who interestingly enough, experienced parkinson’s.]
What struck me most about Springsteen’s story is the fact that he stuck with it for many many years, through many setbacks, disappointments and rejections, all the while living on little or no money with nothing but a dream and the love of music to motivate him. His determination, his unfailing belief in himself and his willingness to learn from his experiences served him very well.
There’s a lesson here, particularly for those of us working diligently to recover our health, which is, if you work hard, believe in yourself and what you are doing and if you persevere through the up’s and downs… the difficult times… your journey will bear fruit! You will achieve success and you will indeed recover your health!
Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run!