Yep, the refrain is all too familiar these days. I am still at home, coughing and recovering. This has taken a long time. Each day there is progress; way too slow if you ask me, but who am I in all this? I do admit to some teary moments of loneliness and frustration but am not being hard on myself, as I have been very sick for 38 days! I miss being with LM and MS G and just being out and about. Monday I WILL be back to work and keep right on going to claim my life back.
Thank you everyone for your caring notes, etc. Your kindness and encouragement mean the world to me. In a stupor, as I was waking from a nap on Tues, I spilled some water near my laptop and killed the keyboard....a new computer is in my future but for now I am ever so grateful for nice neighbors who gave me a new keyboard to plug in and use in the meantime. "You get What You Need When you Want it"....floated through my mind at that moment.
My dear friend, Kittie, just sent me a sweet note with concern and also mention of Pete Seeger. I wanted to let anyone interested know that this week, with all my FREE time, I watched an incredible documentary. I just happened to find it on Netflix on the day Pete's death was announced. I was enthralled. "Greenwich Village: Music that Defined a Generation" had me in tears and even doing a bit of fist pumping and talking to the computer out loud. Those were "my" people, and I am so happy I grew up in that era and became immersed in the love of folk music. I loved seeing photos of Broadside Magazine.....I subscribed to it for so many years. BE SURE TO WATCH THE VERY LAST SCENE! I gasped and burst in to tears. That's all I'll say. I'm also a huge Arlo Guthrie fan and his interviews in the movie are very good. Saw him perform live fairly recently and he's still got the goods, and then some. Also Richie Havens...gone now but it was great to see him in the movie. Richard and Mimi Farina sang their very profound message, as well.
Not only did I love everything Pete stood for, his music and his manner, but he lived all his life in the seat of my paternal American roots. My great grandfather and grandfather were born in Beacon NY and lived next door in Fishkill, right on the Hudson River. I know why Pete loved it so much.
I leave you with gentle compassion....as Pete asked me to do.....it was always his message.