Sunday, June 10, 2007
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
If you feel like weeping
Please won't you hear me
Just wait and see
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.