May 25, 2005

5am

Woodstock, Joni Mitchell

looped iTunes

Using laptop speakers, don't want to blow out neighbors asleep.


Even the seagulls are quiet.

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I came upon a child of god
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, where are you going
And this he told me
I?m going on down to yasgur?s farm
I?m going to join in a rock ?n? roll band
I?m going to camp out on the land
I?m going to try an? get my soul free
We are stardust
We are golden
And we?ve got to get ourselves
Back to the garden

Then can I walk beside you
I have come here to lose the smog
And I feel to be a cog in something turning
Well maybe it is just the time of year
Or maybe it?s the time of man
I don?t know who l am
But you know life is for learning
We are stardust
We are golden
And we?ve got to get ourselves
Back to the garden

By the time we got to woodstock
We were half a million strong
And everywhere there was song and celebration
And I dreamed I saw the bombers
Riding shotgun in the sky
And they were turning into butterflies
Above our nation
We are stardust
Billion year old carbon
We are golden
Caught in the devil?s bargain
And we?ve got to get ourselves
Back to the garden

thoughts of Paul Berman and Juan Carlos and '68.

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another thought:
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Faustian...

A child of G-d wants his soul free...
Doesn't freedom implies an estrangement from G-d, the devil's bargain?
Or is there a different kind of freedom that exists within an identity with G-d?

Isn't freedom is implied in the Judeo-Christian story? It is central. Maybe the bigger story is first the estrangement and the prodigal return, an arc. An arch-allegory for mankind, lives lived. Freedom is exercised all along the way.

A flaming sword bars the way to the womb of eden.

(pic)

Posted by Dennis at May 25, 2005 5:40 AM

2 Comments

strange, the things you find on the intraweb. here's a little nostalgia for you--the last time we spoke you were finishing a model in california.

congrats on spain, and the painting thing. nice.

Vincent... 'zat you?

send me an email! Let me know how you are doing nowadays!

-D

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