February 16, 2018:

Through that entire period, eighteen months addicted and alone, I played Lindsey Buckingham's song "Countdown" on infinite repeat.

I burned a CD with it back-to-back exactly 21 times. Then pushed the "Repeat" button on my player so that it looped over and over.

I don't particularly like the song. I needed the hope.

oh I been waitin' on the countdown
things about to turn around
and now I'm out of the lost-and-found
just waitin' on the countdown

Three minutes and twenty-three seconds of This is not real.

I'm listening to it just now. I really don't like it at all.

Thank you Lindsey.