I know some folks who have had everything taken away from them a few days ago. They live in Pennsylvania. Where there was an earthquake, a tropical storm, and now heavy rains and flooding that has hit their area in the last couple of weeks. It’s unreal. I know a young family who live in Japan. Dealing moment to moment with the reality of nuclear contamination in their food system, their water, and themselves. I don’t watch TV. But I cannot help be connected to people. People that I care about. And sometimes, it just gets to me.
I’ve always loved music. From playing the flute to singing hymns in church to Christmas carols, music has always taken me away. During these days when things seem intense and topsy-turvy, singing is a good thing. And singing along to a song that you love is exactly what is the cure for what I got. I leave you with one of my favorite songs written by one of my favorite songwriters, John Prine. This one is sung by Bonnie Raitt with Jackson Browne (By the way Mr. Browne, my marriage proposal still stands).