The album "Rumours" by Fleetwood Mac is one of the few albums in which I love every track. Every. Single. One.
The album brings me back to a similar time in my own experience that has thankfully long since passed. I am tempted to give you my own detailed interpretation of the tracks and how they fit in, but I may save it for another day, if at all I ever decide to share. This time was for me, in many ways, much simpler, although it did not seem that way in that moment. At the time, the struggles seemed to be some of the most difficult I thought I would ever face, and sadly enough, they turned out to be far from it. In this time, I gauged my level of happiness on emotions that were beyond my control and on the actions and desires of others who, in the end, proved to be looking out for themselves.
Even now, listening to this album reminds me that the time and those people in it have left an indelible mark. It also serves as a sobering reminder that all of it could happen again, perhaps with a different cast so to speak, because these things are a part of the human experience. None of us will come out of this life unscathed - we are all beautifully damaged in some way from these types of interactions. We may never recover but ultimately, in the end, we can be okay. It all comes down to this - when it's over, "do you know how to pick up the pieces and go home?"