Note…. For my dear Blogging Friends, Readers and Followers who may not completely understand how Bob Dylan unexpectedly helped me through a dear friend’s breast cancer journey in 2017 by making me laugh, making me smile, making me feel good for a while and helping me to ‘keep on keepin’ on like a bird that flew’ when Life was emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually hard…. This is what ‘Supergirl’ is all about!! There were several times during my friend’s breast cancer journey—I served as her part time caregiver—when I did not feel like ‘keep on keepin’ on like a bird that flew’. No…. I wanted to hop on a motorcycle and run away. Because that is what I do. I run emotionally and mentally during hard times. But I could not run away. Meanwhile, Bob continuously repeated his line to my heart…. He kept pulling me out of my temporary abyss!! ‘Supergirl’ is Bob ‘talking’ to me…. It’s sort of a non-romantic ‘love poem’!! Anyway…. If Bob were to somehow read this poem or find out that his line from ‘Tangled Up In Blue’ served as my Lifeline and his songs helped me through? He would possibly say something like, “Why me? Why did my line help you? Why did my songs make you laugh and smile? Why me?” To which I would answer, “I have spent so much time asking myself those same exact questions!! Maybe you were somehow chosen—by God—to help me through my dear friend’s breast cancer journey!! Because, who knows? Why NOT you?”
Peace out, 2017—yes, three days late—you have been simultaneously a good and hard year, filled with positives and negatives…. Just like Life. Hello, 2018!!
Written by Mary Lou!!
Keep on keepin’ on like a bird that flew;