The moments of hope and joy
This is a lovely article about the experience of Springsteen live: A Bruce Springsteen show makes you feel like the best version of yourself. The following particularly got me:
I think it’s to do with being middle aged and being grimly aware that existence is a series of compromises, and that if life has a purpose then it is in finding the moments of hope and joy amid the disappointments and troubles. It’s about balancing freedom and obligation. It’s about separating the moments of truth from the lies that life tells us. Which is, pretty much, what most of my favourite Springsteen songs from those two albums are about, to varying degrees – The Promised Land, Badlands, Racing in the Street, Stolen Car, a handful of others.
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