Hello from Indonesia!
Here’s my view of coconut trees and rice fields as I write this blog.
This is a departure from my previous music series that highlighted songs from my yoga classes.
I’m in Bali for a writers’ festival, yoga, and research for my next book—A Fragile Truce.
While on my recent flight from Toronto to Houston, I scanned the albums available to help me sleep for the 3 1/2 hour flight. It was night time and the first leg of what was to be a thirty-plus hour journey to Bali.
The only album of interest to me was The Traveling Wilburys, a band which included Bob Dylan. He recently won the Nobel Prize for Literature (in case you didn’t know). I’ll be featuring the music of Mr. Dylan in a future month.
As I sat on that plane leaving the country, these three verses of “End of the Line” spoke to me , even above the roar of the airplane’s engines.
” …Well it’s all right, even when push comes to shove
Well it’s all right, if you got someone to love
Well it’s all right, everything’ll work out fine
Well it’s all right, we’re going to the end of the line
Don’t have to be ashamed of the car I drive (End of the Line)
I’m just glad to be here, happy to be alive (End of the Line)
It don’t matter if you’re by my side (End of the Line)
Well it’s all right, even if you’re old and gray
Well it’s all right, you still got something to say
Well it’s all right, remember to live and let live
Well it’s all right, the best you can do is forgive …”
I hope you find your own meaning in these lyrics. My next blog will be Toning my Mind, Body and Time Travel, which continues my Mind Body series.
Have a wonderful week. I know I will.