an easy smile


Here’s Iain Matthews doing his version of a Jules Shear song…..

“on squirrel hill” Iain Matthews


“I use that memory now…..for an easy smile”

How many times have I pulled a little bit of memory out of the back of my mind that’s carried me through to a better time?

How many times has that happened?

I don’t know what made me think of this song….lots of songs floating around “up there”….why I thought of this one is just as much a mystery as anything that I think about….pretty random.

But….what a great song….Jules Shear writing about his old neighborhood.

If you don’t know about Jules Shear, he’s a great songwriter….I think that he wrote “Time after Time”, the old Cyndi Lauper song…..and probably a lot more songs that are familiar that I can’t remember right now.

That’s the good thing about memory…it can just destroy you sometimes if you start reminiscing about the wrong thing….but, if you pull up a good memory, something happy or something that made you feel strong, it can get you through a rough time.

And….that is a genius revelation.

I shock myself sometimes with the insights that flow after a bit of coffee.


I guess that maybe the secret of any of it is to surround yourself with enough good “triggers” that you remember the things that get you through.

I don’t really know.

I know that I like this song, though.

The rest will work out….knowing that this song is good is enough for this moment.

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.


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