“The whole earth is in jail and we’re plotting this incredible jailbreak.”  ~Hugh Romney, aka Wavy Gravy

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’69

Excerpted from Art Garfunkel’s autobiographical What Is It All But Luminous / notes from an Underground Man ©2017:

In May of ’69… Paul’s writing changed from “I know your part’ll go fine”– words of a deep friendship (The Only Living Boy in New York)– to “Why don’t you write me?”– words of frustration.

So many things that are obvious in retrospect slip by us in the present.

(An aside:  it seems petty to complain about a book’s font, but this was published in something resembling Comic Sans that is very difficult to read.)

Life’s Illusions

I’ve looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know life at all

I was just a kid when this was on the charts, so I didn’t realize how wonderful those lyrics are.

Full lyrics HERE.

Opening the Door

“He was sincere, and he was caring, and he was loving, and he was not like other people.  The fact of his acceptance and embrace was different among certain kinds of people– many just saw him as weirder than weird and that was that, but there were many others that found him delightful.  In a way, his acceptance was part of opening the door to a general acceptance of people who were not like other people– they didn’t have to be marginalized.”  ~Peter Yarrow on Tiny Tim, in Eternal Troubadour:  the Improbable Life of Tiny Tim by Justin Martell, ©2016