Life is messy, hard, heartbreaking and beautiful all at once. You can make plans and you can set goals. You can map out in detail what your future will look like, take all the necessary steps to get there, do everything absolutely right and still end up arriving in someplace you never imagined you would be.
To say these songs were the soundtrack of my life is not doing them justice. I grew up on Elton John the way many grew up on familiar church hymns. Elton may have played the role of my pastor a time or two.