Rest In Peace Tom Petty

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For the past few weeks Tom Petty’s infamous song I Won’t Back Down has been playing on a loop in my head. Actually it has been there since the election!  You can listen here: https://youtu.be/nvlTJrNJ5lA  Great video with many of the Traveling Wilburys 

These past few months I have been dealing with a toxic situation in which my reputation, my acupuncture practice and sanity was at stake. Needless to say due to legal reasons I cannot share that publicly. Tom Petty was there… singing to me in the background. Don’t back down. Stand your ground. So I did! And on the day that it all culminated and shall we say… terminated……… Tom Petty passed away. Wow. I was already reeling from personal events of that morning, and waking up to learn of the massacre in Las Vegas, the situation in Puerto Rico and then we get one more cherry on the cake. Tom Petty has passed. I am sure my neighbors were wondering why the crazy woman next door was screaming  “REALLY? REALLY? You had to take him today? REALLY?  (throw in a few words that are banned on TV!)

For me it was another wake up call from the Universe. Life is short… way too short to waste on anything that makes your life miserable. Why do we allow ourselves to stay in situations that seem futile? Fear? Laziness? Overwhelm?

Tom was only 66, only 5 years older than myself. Way to close for comfort. He lived his life to the fullest. And from now on, I too shall be doing that.  Leap and the net will appear.

Thank you Tom Petty for the inspiration, the music and your hats! xoxo

“Well, I won’t back down
No, I won’t back down
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won’t back down

No, I’ll stand my ground
Won’t be turned around
And I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down
Gonna stand my ground

And I won’t back down
(I won’t back down)
Hey, baby, there ain’t no easy way out
(I won’t back down)
Hey, I will stand my ground
And I won’t back down

Well I know what’s right
I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin’ me around
But I’ll stand my ground

And I won’t back down
(I won’t back down)
Hey, baby, there ain’t no easy way out
(I won’t back down)
Hey, I will stand my ground
And I won’t back down

Hey baby, there ain’t no easy way out
(I won’t back down)
Hey, I won’t back down
(I won’t back down)
Hey, baby, there ain’t no easy way out
(I won’t back down)
Hey, I will stand my ground
And I won’t back down
No, I won’t back down”

Songwriters: Jeff Lynne / Tom Petty

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