I read it in the paper Sunday morning, and the tears started coming. Clarence Clemons had passed away.
Now, you may think it silly for me to shed tears over a musician, but Clarence has always been there, in the E Street Band, providing the soundtrack for the relationship Mike and I have had for nearly 31 years.
On Memorial Day weekend, Mike set up a movie theater in our driveway and we watched the 1978 Springsteen concert in Houston, Texas with some dear friends. As usual, when the first notes of "Jungleland" began, I got goose bumps. And when Clarence and his saxophone played their solo, I nearly wept with emotion.
Here is what Bruce had to say about Clarence's passing (borrowed from brucespringsteen.net, as was the above photo):