I just commented to a few friends that I just got caught thinking again.
Taps is one of those songs that reminds you of where you were when it meant something when you heard it, and why. For me, it reminds me that I am one of the less than one percent who have or will serve in the U.S armed forces. I am one of the fewer than that who will serve in combat. Of the fewer than that who will survive combat. I am among those who should never forget.
Perspective. Self-awareness. Connection. Geez Louise. People usually give me way too much credit for having more of any of that than I actually have; except for when Taps plays. More than anything, I think it always puts me to bed with a better perspective. It helps me with that "don't go to bed angry" thing. I just go to bed thinking. And thankful.