Arlo Guthrie is a name from my past. I remember “Alice’s Restaurant.” The 70s were boom time for the talking story song and this was one of the biggies. Sunday his wife died of complications from cancer. This is part of “Epilogue” That appears on his Facebook page about her passing:
The sun rose on my world this morning. Jackie stayed with us throughout the night, lingering in our hearts just out of sight but clearly present. She woke me before sunrise in a dream saying that the hour had come when she would need to leave us and be gone before the sun arose. As her words awakened me I walked outside and stood looking over the river talking with her in the predawn twilight we both loved so much. It was our time and for years she brought me coffee as I took photographs of morning on the river.
There are loves, and there are LOVES. Ours was and will continue to be what it has always been – A very great love. We didn’t always like each other. From time to time there were moments when we’d have our bags packed by the door. But, there was this great love that we shared from the moment we met – a recognition – It’s YOU! And we would always return to it year after year, decade after decade and I believe life after lifetime.
Read the rest HERE.
He’s a songwriter and they, sometimes more than prose writers can convey the wonder of human existence.
Take care–Susan Kaye