Friday, March 28, 2008


In the car driving home from Philadelphia on Wednesday (we went to this exhibit), I heard Bonnie Raitt's "Nick of Time." I remembered that when the album came out I was very intrigued by this song, and very moved; but at the time the sentiments were remote to me--I had all the time in the world. Now I have at least one friend who is scared to run out of time--and although I have babies, and a love, I feel some of the same angst. The lyric about watching your parents get old had new resonance, too. So I got curious about how old Bonnie Raitt was at the time she wrote the song.

"Nick of Time" came out in 1989, and Bonnie Raitt was born in 1949. So there you go. A little early, but basically right on schedule.

And by the way. 1989? Nineteen years ago.

1 comment:

Allison Slater Tate said...

Holy crap, nineteen years ago. I love that song, and you are right -- I now have friends running out of time and new appreciation for the lyrics. Wow.

I do not so much enjoy this getting older business.