Down a dangerous road, I have come to where I’m standing.
With a heavy heart and my hat clutched in my hand.
Oh the years flew by like a mighty rush of eagles.
My dreams and plans were all scattered in the wind.
It’s a lonesome life when you lose the ones you live for.
If I Give My Soul by Billy Joe Shaver
Soul Eyes Painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat
Look into his eyes
When you speak my name.
Maybe there’s a spark to start another flame.
Do I love him?
Don’t say yes or no
If he should ask you.
But he won’t I know,
Cause it’s all over and forgotten.
Just tell him I said hello.
Song: Tell Him I Said Hello
Written by Jack Canning and Bill Hegner
“She was the golden thread running through everything, a lens that magnified beauty.”
Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch
Photo of Linda Evangelista by Stephen Meisel. She is one of the most beautiful women, ever, and Meisel one of the best photographers.
I know you like the back of my hand.
Got a heart of gold and a piece of land.
I’m your girl and you’re my man,
And we’re makin’ plans.
Miranda Lambert – Making’ Plans
“You can do anything you want to do. What is rare is this actual wanting to do a certain thing: wanting it so much that you are practically blind to other things, that nothing else will satisfy you…I know I have said a lot when I say, ‘You can do anything you want to do.’ But I mean it…Blunder ahead with your personal view…The real work of art is the result of a magnificent struggle.”
—Robert Henri, painter
Illustration by John Gannam. Wow, what an amazing illustrator Mr. Gannam was!
“Her whole world, what was left of it, was here, and there was no way to get back to where she had been before.”
—A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
“We remain in the air, the empty space, in the dusty roots and deep earth, in the echo and stories, the songs of the time and place we have inhabited.
—Bruce Springsteen – From his book Born To Run
Fantastic photo by Danny Clinch