It took five days to get out of the awful sadness that enveloped me after we dropped Carly off at college, but it finally happened this morning.
I’d just left the YMCA after running a treadmill 5K and was riding south on I-405. Neil Young’s “Leave the Driving” was playing in my helmet, and the temperature was a perfect 57 degrees. The sun was coming up – warming the left side of my body. Overhead there were light, puffy clouds and clear blue sky. I was taking it all in when I felt my sadness peel off like a tarp that is suddenly caught in the wind.
Conclusion – Neil Young songs, clearing autumn skies, and motorcycles are good for the soul.