We’re dad-band age, but not when we’re in the throes, at practice or an actual show. Then, age makes no difference at all. After dropping off the last band-mate from practice a while ago, this song randomly came up, and though it was pretty late, I had to hear it through to the end. I’ve rolled over it so many times in the past, aware of it, but never really listening to it.

It’s gorgeous.

I took my son to the polling place in November. The questions he asked made me proud and hopeful for the future. When I dropped him off at school, I played this song again, intentionally.