Wednesday, July 19, 2006

..... heard when I was on holiday that my friend Ken has been diagnosed with cancer and a shock just now that my friend Ian has just lost his Mum - this very evening.

Life .....................

I was going to tell you about my friend who has kept his fur coat on during this hot hot day in London Town.
Zig is suffering more than us all.

Was going to tell you about the pending hottest day in London ever - tomorrow.
And a four hour commute in an oven called the 'tube'.
All rather less than meaningful now.

I will try to dig out a few words to describe my life at the moment - say five ::

How are you then?

I am just getting over the holiday and a bit hit by the holiday weather and it is NOT holidays anymore.
I am yearning for life and want to live it under all circumstances.


All the diamonds in this world
that mean anything to me
are conjured up by wind and sunlight
sparkling on the sea

I ran aground in a harbour town
lost the taste for being free
thank God He sent some gull-chased ship
to carry me to sea

Two thousand years and half a world away
dying trees still grow greener when you pray

Silver scales flash bright and fade
in reeds along the shore
like a pearl in sea of liquid jade
His ship comes shining
like a crystal swan in a sky of suns
His ship comes shining.

a most beautiful Bruce Cockburn song ........ for you tonight ......... for Ken .......... for Ian ......... for you .....