In 1997, the disaster film The Volcano was released. A tag line was, “Hot lava’s coming!”

My daughter was four years old at the time and during a warm weather car trip with the windows down she suddenly exclaimed from the car seat in the back, “Hot lava’s coming!!….. and my hair’s a mess!!”

It became an oft repeated line in our family for years.

Tonight I was listening to Ryan Adams singing “I do not Feel Like Being Good” (2015) when he sings,

…”the sky’s on fire, your hair’s a mess”…

I like to think that Maura gave birth to this line years ago and it descended like a floating seed, landing in Ryan Adam’s mind only recently.

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