Time is relentless, and we don't get it back--at least not in this form as we know it--so why read an obscure songwriter’s blog? Why do anything, for that matter?
Death. That’s why. A dark vision? No, it's more of a call to life. I'm calling us all to life. What is worth doing, anyway? I am writing this on September 11, a dark day in our country’s memory. Tomorrow is my birthday, a day that only a handful of friends and family members have any reason to think about. It’s all relative. W. S. Merwin ponders another date that passes every year:
FOR THE ANNIVERSARY OF MY DEATH
HERE'S WHERE THE MUSIC COMES IN. Here’s where songs bring us closer to each other and clarify life in the midst of chaos and in the face of our mortality. We need to hear each other’s experiences.
So if you have nothing more important to do, read this blog. Otherwise, go where your life is calling you. I'll keep writing as a small part of my calling. Return here as often as you wish.