At the end of "Since Then", David Crosby's second autobiography, he tries to sum up his life; who he has been, who he is.
Here's the line that floored me: "My two biggest mistakes were to be mad and sad, and use those feelings as excuses to get loaded."
I have enjoyed a river of whiskey in good times and fun situations; I have consumed an ocean of whiskey running away from life.
Other thoughts of his that resonated with me: "I've learned not to obsess about people who've screwed me over - I won't even rent them any space in my head. They're working on their karma, and I'm working on mine. You can't do anything about other people, I can't change anyone but myself, and I can't even do that without major effort."
I am not quite as evolved - yet - but I am committed to making the major effort to change myself.
You gotta love Crosby - he is truly one of a kind.
And the music................the sweet, breathtakingly beautiful, music; the lyrics that resonate with your life's experience and your soul.