this song is incredibly important to my life. although i look back on college fondly, i had a hard time when i was in college for a number of different reasons. my junior year was the crux of my hardships; i was struggling internally with who i was, my track on life, reevaluating numerous friendships, feeling trapped, and my long term relationship - which was the only thing i really cared about at the time - was not going that well. i used to sit in our school’s old library, doing law homework and listening to this song on repeat, over and over. it made everything better, because it somehow reminded me everything in the present was only temporary. i’ll always thank springsteen for that.
when I was in high school and taking AP art classes, we were required to fill up a sketchbook over the summer. I’d mostly just doodle and write nonsense to fill up the pages, but a lot of my drawings provided an interesting glimpse into my life at the time. It’s really funny how fast things change and time goes on, what stays with you, and what transcendently defines you as a person
thanks, nick. i don’t know if you meant this as a compliment, but i’m most certainly taking it as one