Beautiful Day

“It’s a beautiful day,

Sky falls, you feel like

It’s a beautiful day,

Don’t let it get away.”

From “Beautiful Day” by U2


Yesterday seemed to put everyone I met in a better mood.  The sun seemed to have lit the entire sky and I found myself squinting as I tried to negotiate the traffic to get across the road to the bus stop.  There was a haze that looked like smog from the traffic but was met with a briskness in the air that blew my fringe out of my eyes.

As the day progressed the glances I made away from my PC monitor and out the window, over the roof tops and chimney pots, were back-dropped with a perfect bluebird sky.  Everyone’s thoughts seemed to turn to being somewhere else whilst simultaneously being pulled to the here and now of the tasks in hand and deadlines to be met.

My working day was happily interrupted yesterday by a call from my sister advising that she’d managed to secure my wife and I tickets for the U2 360 gig at Hampden on 18th August.  She’s a subscriber to and was able to get access via an earlybird ticket release ahead of the date of the tickets officially going on sale on Friday at 9am.  This is not the first time she has managed to secure me tickets for a gig I really want to see.

It was a beautiful day.  Thanks, Sis!


4 Responses to “Beautiful Day”

  1. 1 Fin March 22, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Going too!!!! Will be 2nd gig there this summer – also going to AC/DC with my brother (used to be a real metalhead in my younger days…)

  2. 2 thestatethatiamin March 23, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Okay, Fin – now, if we’re gonna meet up at a gig one of these days – what are the odds of it being at Hampden!?! Hope all is well with you three…

  3. 3 Dan G April 1, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    hey we are going too!! Loving the blog by the way, really really interesting read.
    Dan Glover

  4. 4 thestatethatiamin April 2, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Welcome on board Dan. The blog is a place where I dump my thoughts, muse about life and faith and wrestle with my issues. Hopefully it brings some encouragement to those who track along with it or find it by accident.

    Enjoyed just being able to drum on Sunday and hope my late arrival didn’t upset your rehearsal too much.

    Peace be with you.


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