There are few things in this world I hold closer to my heart than this song.
I'll you back to 2002 which is pretty much as far as my memory allows me to remember. I'm sitting in the back seat of my dad's old Ford Explorer. My brother was still a baby & my parents were still married. My grandparents were still alive and we're driving to Syracuse to visit them. My dad puts on what has become my most beloved CD that I took with me to California and have in my car today. It's a recording of a live Fleetwood Mac concert.
In the version of "Landslide" on that CD the song begins with her saying "This is for you daddy". Landslide has been my favorite song ever since I can remember now. My dad would put it on every single car ride we would take it his car through the years of growing up & changing into the person I am today.
Every time I hear that song I feel like I'm a kid again sitting next to my dad & it takes me back to a time when life was much more simple and all that mattered was if grandma was making her butterscotch pie that thanksgiving.
Now, living in what seems to be a much bigger and more complex world, 20 years old, hearing landslide live in an arena 3000 miles away from where I first heard it was a surreal moment for me.
I have come so far in this life and yet there is still so much growing & changing to do and to look forward to. Landslide is the story of this changing. Landslide is the story of my childhood. & Landslide is the story of how I got here. Thank you Stevie Nicks. For being just as magical in person as you always were through the speakers of a beat up ford.