I’m lost and I wish I were found, in the arms of My Darlin’ Hometown…

Alan LeQuire’s bronze and limestone sculpture presides over the Music Row Roundabout in my hometown of Nashville, intended to convey “the importance of music to Nashville”.  If you know much about my beloved South, you will understand that those easily offended (they’re naked!) called for its removal at its installation in 2003.  We all calmed down eventually, or at least got tired of shouting about it, and these days it is a mostly beloved iconic figure representing music in all its forms (we have a wonderful symphony too).  I love music, and many of my posts feature lines from songs I particularly enjoy and/or find relevant.  A case in point would be My Darlin’ Hometown, a song by the great John Prine that speaks to those of us who live far away from home.  My hope is that anyone interested might dig a little deeper, check out the music in question, or even better buy a song or a CD and give it a listen…you waste more money than that driving driving around every day, and music is much more fun!  (30 March, 2010  Nashville, TN)

Pretty woman…

I don’t know whose idea it was to pose this lad with a smile on his face and a hand on his happy place, but I guess I’m responsible for recording the moment for posterity.  This was  a great night, strolling around a tropical paradise with kids getting to experience it for the first time.  Were it not for this photo, that funny, spontaneous, and ultimately fleeting moment in time would probably be long since forgotten, lost amid so many other fine memories of the trip.  That’s what a photo can mean when it works.  You can’t stop time, and who would want to, but sometimes with just a little help you can bring it back to life, if only for a little while.  (12 March, 2004  Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii)