Take a look at Jake, he's standing next to the front man for the band, "Playing in Traffic" a local band from our little corner of the world.
Jake was asked to sit in with them because their regular bass player was out of town. It was pretty amazing. The crowd was big, especially for a Sunday, what's more, the crowd was YOUNG, I mean young, most of them aren't of legal age to drink.
As I watched them getting set up I looked around the room, there were many people that I knew and that I've known for years. One lady in particular was Linda, Linda and I along with Jake play in another band.
We were sitting together remembering when our generation was the up and coming one, we were the younger crowd that was settling in and trying to make a name for ourselves. We were playing the music of our generation to an audience that was grateful to have kindred spirits serving up their entertainment.
Tonight wasn't about us however, it was all about the next generation.
As the band began to play, the crowd came alive,
they screamed and sang in lock-step unison, songs that I'd never heard in my life. It was one of "those" moments. A moment where I could actually feel the passage of time, I could feel my youth slip a little further into the distance.
On one hand it was a bit sad, but on the other hand it was very satisfying, almost like we could rest assured knowing that our legacy was in good hands, young hands, hands that are ready to conquer the world in their own way.
I teased with Linda as we smiled ear to ear watching the show. I said, "You realize we're out the door; right?" She said, "We're not out the door Trout, we just have to move on to the next thing, we have to continue to show them the way, we're not through, our role has just changed a little".
Linda's a wise woman.
It's really wonderful to be in a room with more than one generation of people, it's really wonderful to see yourself in the next generation.