Sunday, June 10, 2007

Brother John



This photo is of my uncle John and my mom. I found this snippet of a song by the Blues Travellers called Brother John that I thought appropo:

"...Don't wanna preach don't wanna give advice
But the music's playing and all we're saying
Is come along and jam
And it's hard to be believed what can be achieved
With an outstretched hand

Are you sleeping
Brother John
If you feel like weeping
Brother John
Please won't you hear me
Brother John
Just wait and see
Brother John

Take a walk through the rest of your life
Until you dare to take it step by step
(Positively) till you make it yours
Now tell me what's left...."

John is ill, and won't be getting better. He takes life step by step; he laughs a lot; he always has an outstretched hand; he never preaches or gives advice; he lives without regrets. He's loved by everyone who knows him because he makes everyone feel accepted, important and loved. He's just one prince of a man.

7 comments:

SusansPlace said...

What a dear man! Thanks for sharing him.

Susan

clever[art] said...

I'm crying. Thank you.

LauraLiz said...

What a great photo and very nice tribute. Thanks for sharing with us.

julieunplugged said...

I love this.

Ampersand said...

Susan took the words right out of my mouth!

Dalissa 365 said...

I love this whole series of your family... Mac copying your aunt, this photo, etc. And, my oh my, I the family resemblance between you all is amazing.

Sandie said...

I love their smiles! I have a dear Uncle John too, and this tribute reminds me of him.