Steve-O, sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for John's family and friends.
Caroline, no words can describe what I felt while reading your post. I can only hope you can hear Birdsong again someday. So sorry.
so sorry for the loss of your good friend.
there aren't any words for this. I am so, so sorry. No one should have to go through that.
our beautiful girl- two weeks shy of her high school graduation- just barely 18- was killed by a drunk driver may 18, 2008. mimi was a wonderful girl- she had dreams and ideas and a wicked sense of humor. she was going places and becoming and evolving... now she's a box of ashes and a tombstone and a hole in our lives... here we are, 41 and our shining star gone... our child, our hope of grandchildren- our hope for her life will remain unresolved and unfulfilled... oh, the waste and the tragedy of it....
all because some kid was drunk... our lives are forever altered by the selfish behavior of one drunk kid and by the terrible decision-making of the adults who provided alcohol for their party. don't provide kids with alcohol. the law isn't there just to make teenage life miserable and to make some parents 'cooler' than others- the teenage brain (as plenty of brain research will demonstrate) is not capapble of handling alcohol! don't be your kid's friend- be his parent: don't give alcohol to kids! make it really hard for them to get their hands on alcohol!
we tried to teach her, and we knew she'd try it out amd that her friends would too- of course we did- we were teenagers once too ( and a deadhead to boot!)-- we knew the danger still lurked. we knew... but oh, my dear God help us cope with this... i know by logic we did all we could, but logic isn't part of the calculation anymore...
so, now we are statistics. and we are broken hearted.
right now, i can't listen to 'birdsong' --that was her song-- but i hope someday i will again--
Rest in peace John, and may the fore winds blow you safely home. Good friend passed away he was 46. He left behind a wife and 2 special kids.
He lived here in Spokane, WA for a period.
Utah Phillips - singer, songwriter, activist, raconteur and unionist
Aidin Vaziri, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Bruce "U. Utah" Phillips, the Grammy-nominated folk singer known for his bushy white beard, tireless tour schedule and equally tireless work for social justice, died of congestive heart failure Friday at his home in Nevada City. He was 73 and had been having health problems in recent years.
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
RIP Alton Kelly 6-17-1940>6-1-2008
RIP Bo Diddly 12-30-1928>6-2-2008
Our love is real, not fade away, not fade away!
The more time that passes, the harder it is for me to understand the events at Kent State. Senseless tragedy in the name of patriotism, it seemed then and now, to me. If there was a military draft these daze, I think we'd be seeing this same scenario being played out again, unfortunately. This incident also illustrates that the price a society pays for any freedom goes far beyond military actions, abroad.
Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.
Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are cutting us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her
And found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?