Tuesday, July 17, 2007

163/365 Don’t Be Shy

Don’t be shy just let your feelings roll on by
Don’t wear fear or nobody will know you’re there
Just lift your head and let your feelings out instead
And don’t be shy, just let your feelings roll on by

Yesterday the ashes of my 32-year-old cousin were interred at his father’s gravesite.

Eric worked in the film industry. It was a beautiful day in a beautiful cemetery in Mystic.

I kept expecting a psst!, then to look up and see Maude darting among the headstones.

Here’s Cat Stevens with advice for the living.

5 comments:

lonerhino said...

So sorry to read about your cousin. You're a bit of a dark horse..eh...?

Thanks for the two sentence summation of my florid USA CHARACTER essay. I really laughed and quoted you (unattributed-such a devil-may-care cad)

I'm looking for an aaa... somewhat lighter blog voice...you might say.

Also- thanks for the Miles video. Saw him live once. He was quite scary, and not a nice man. Demons I suspect. Still that lyricism...

Good to make your aquaintence.

Bar Guy

Sewa Yoleme said...

Before I clicked on your link, I thought you were talking about this Maude, which would have been an even more surreal scene.

pk said...

that is so sad and lovely : i almost wish i'd seen this music version first but i DEFINITELY don't have time and it would take over because like you my cultural life is indivisible from whatever i may take my real life to be...

Indigo Bunting said...

lonerhino/bar guy: Looking forward to reading more of you... and thanks for the Miles story. Good to make your acquaintance too, and I hope you didn't mind appearing in a feature role in this blog.

SY: You are so gay. And I love that Maude too.

PK: Thanks for stopping by! And I'm not at all convinced I have time either...I fear I am about to miss a major deadline.

Cinema Art Bethesda said...

I missed this post - I guess I was really on a blog hiatus this summer.

Harold and Maude is one of my favorite movies.

Very sorry about your cousin.