At Least For A Day
sunny and pleasant today, Saturday, here in Redding. I went out to a
couple of very photogenic locations and took many pictures. I also did
several time-lapse videos, but since they aren’t edited and I haven’t
written or recorded music tracks for them, I shall present pictures of
Friday’s wet flowers that I prepared yesterday.
I am reading Bill Clinton’s latest book; Back To Work.
As usual, he puts forth intelligent, realistic solutions to the mess we
find ourselves in today. I recommend it to all who yearn for some sane
action in government policy and a look at what can be accomplished by
putting America back on track.
really glad that I am not in politics. I remember spending time in a
hunting cabin with some of the leaders of Mississippi’s state government
in 1967. They invited me to bring my guitar and sing some songs about
peace, love, and freedom.
At the time,
I had very long hair and wore jeans and calf high lace-up moccasins. I
had just come to Jackson, Mississippi from California, and the summer of love.
I had a job as head of the art department for a printing company that
did all the state publications, so it was through the owner that I
became part of the governors duck hunting retreat.
I found out
that these weren’t the bad guys that I had always imagined were lurking
in the hallowed halls of corrupt southern state governments. They just
needed to behave and act certain ways to exist in the morally corrupt
world of higher office.
of them told me that they envied me, and the freedom of thought,
expression, and choices that I represented. They couldn’t untangle
themselves from the trappings of the lives that they led, because it
would mean giving up power.
met again, but I think that time in the cabin expanded the perspectives
of all of us. I know it did mine. I am really glad that I am not in
I have posted the wet flower pictures from Friday, that I think turned
out well, and I can begin playing with the images from this sunny
Today’s Relative Video;
Free To Dream