Well, I’ve been afraid of changing
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m getting older too
Oh, I’m getting older too
– “Landslide,” Fleetwood Mac
By Amanda Cleary Eastep
I had been singing these lyrics in the shower for weeks in anticipation of the Oct. 4 Fleetwood Mac concert in Chicago. Between the stellar acoustics and the sinus infection, I sounded exactly like Stevie Nicks.
At this point in my life, Nicks’ “Landslide” holds more meaning for me now than when I sang it in front of my bedroom mirror in the early ’80s. Next year could bring a landslide of change: a son marrying, one daughter graduating college and the other leaving for the mission field.
And there’s me at the foot of the mountain bracing for impact.
2 thoughts on “Fleetwood Mac and landslides that lead to blessing”
I really like this Amanda, I know I can be so fearful of change, always assuming it will be for the worse and not for the better but it’s great reminder that when God brings change it’s always for the better in the very end because his nature is good. I am looking forward to the landslide of blessing! What a powerful story of McVie closeting herself away but eventually choosing to overcome her fear!
Thank you, Sophie. That’s a good point for people of faith to remember. Yes, her story is interesting, I’m sure–as with most stories–it is far more complex. But inspiring for me, and I’m sure for many others.