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Full circle of emotions ...

R.I.P.
-Richie Havens
-George Jones

Happy Birthday
-Willie Nelson

A full circle of emotions . . .

Mercy, I can still vividly remember the first time I saw the Woodstock movie during my freshman year at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX.  They showed it twice in both the fall and spring semesters.  One night, I was the only one who came to watch it, and the audio/visual guy asked me to put up the movie projector so he could leave.

How does one watch that movie and see and listen to Richie Haven's performance . . . and not say, "this is going to be some show!"

I never got to meet or go to a George Jones concert. 

My loss.

A lot of friends got Martin guitars because George played one.  What a singer.

Willie Nelson sang in West, TX for his birthday this past week, to help raise funds for that devastated community.  80 years old . . . with no plans to retire until the day his guitar, "Trigger," can't be played anymore.  It's still going strong as well. 

A full circle of emotions . . .

Richie was a folk icon . . . one of the only black artists to embrace folk music.  He had a smooth as velvet voice.  His rendition of "Here Comes the Sun" is one of my favorites.

George's death causes one to cry out with the words of one of George's songs . . . "Who is gonna fill their shoes?"

If Willie Nelson isn't one of the greatest song writers of all time  . . . then I don't know who is.

A full circle of emotions . . .

God's grace still amazes me . . . ><>

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