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Pete’s Smile

I have the album, and always enjoyed the story and the song, but didn’t know there was a film of it.

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Wake Up

“You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what …

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Fading

  I remember missing the bell at recess when I was a small boy.  While I was engrossed watching bugs in a field, the rest of the class had lined up in rows and marched in unison back to their desks.  I looked up and found myself all alone. It’s a peculiar kind of loneliness …

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And it’s a lonely world, I know…

I stayed awake most of last night worrying. There should be a word for the worries that plague a person at night but dissipate, like a murder of crows, when the sun comes up. I worry about being the last one left.  This is just such a strange world, new souls coming in and old …

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Relax…

“Whatever it is, stop trying to figure it out now. Let it remain unresolved a little while. Stop trying to fast-forward to the ‘answer’ scene in the movie of your life; trust the present scene of ‘no answer yet’. Allow the question itself space to breathe and be fertilized. Relax into the mysterious ground of …

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Shall I stay?

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The Better Nature

“My concerns, and my father’s concerns, were usually less about who a particular president is and more about who we are as a people and a nation.  Presidents come and go, but the people are always here. There’s only one president, but there are hundreds of millions of us… I try to reinforce the better …

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Last to Leave

Full lyrics HERE. I’ve seen him in concert twice, and both times he was wonderful.  If he’s coming your way, don’t miss him!

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