Why I Feel Lucky
Here’s why I feel lucky. Kenneth Jethro Burns was on my office IPOD playing a cool mandolin chord melody of ‘Four Leaf Clover.’
The train came through. For all my ADD ways, I am good to concentrate on my patients and seldom distracted, but I was in my study at the time. My thoughts drifted to travel.
I began to write in 2000. I’ve had the same game plan since 2002; write a bluegrass based book, have it out in 2010, then travel a little with my wife for a couple years before we get too old to go. Our goal is to meet the best people, play a lot of music, learn a bunch of new songs, and sell enough books to make the trip break even. A buddy of mine said he toured with a bluegrass band and made it to California and back. He had a great time and met all kinda folks. After it was over he had ten more dollars than he started with. He is my hero.
I listened to Jethro as the train rumbled through and the whistle blew. I went downstairs to get a cup of coffee. The girl was on my mind; my wife is still just a kid like me. I poured up a cup and spotted a fortune cookie on the counter. I opened it.
Honest to fiction; here’s what it said. I have it right in front of me so this is an exact quote: “You will travel with the person of your dreams.”
There just ain’t no denying it. My destiny is to be a lucky man and it has always worked out that way. Just wait and see.