Saturday, July 9, 2016

Different Sort of Birthday Song

Iris Dement and Emmylou Harris singing Our Town. What a treat to find this video. In the car about an hour ago I was tuned in to an encore broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion and heard Iris sing this with Mr. Keillor. I can't hear this song without images of the final episode of Northern Exposure flashing across my brain. So many lines of the song echo my life these last few months, and like watching fireflies with tears in her eyes, the red light I was waiting at blurred a bit as well. Our Town doesn't mention the word birthday, but it does mention a number of milestones in life. Just the thing I've been reflecting on today. 

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