Tuesday, December 2, 2008


My first semester in college, in my drawing class, I did a big collage of John Denver. I'm not kidding. I worked on it in front of the class, turned it in, and had a critique and everything.

Tonight, I watched a special about him on public television.

You know what? I think I would have been really cool, oh, about thirty years ago.

Or maybe not.

But I'll let you in on a secret: deep down, I don't really care whether or not I'm cool. I just love John Denver. He was authentic, and I want to be authentic, too.

And you wonder where we're going
Where's the rhyme and where's the reason
And it's you cannot accept
It is here we must begin
To seek the wisdom of the children
And the graceful way of flowers in the wind

(from JD's song, "Rhymes and Reasons")


1 comment:

MB said...

For the children and the flowers are our sisters and our brothers

Their laughter and their loveliness would clear a cloudy day

And the song that I am singing, I sing for all believers,

Come and stand beside us; we can find a better way.

(Sung by Mary Travers)