Sometimes I just have to escape it all. I’ve found the best refuge to be in my car driving errands every day. The music of songwriter/singer Radney Foster soothes my soul and reminds me of what matters most in the long term. I’ve had his songs on continuous loop as I drive. He has the skill of all Nashville storytellers and the lyricism of a Robert Frost or Walt Whitman. If you’re a Keith Urban fan, he’s the poet behind “Raining on Sunday.”
If you need a break from election year madness, take a few minutes to listen to someone who speaks from a clearer vision than those who make all the rules in this country. Then go to the comments box and tell me what musical or other kind of escape to you try when the day’s news drives you crazy.
This was written as a tribute to Texas National Guardsmen who died during the Red River 44 mission in Iraq who died when their helicopter crashed. The “Angel Flight” is the last flight that soldiers take when killed doing their duty.