A gathering happened today at the Manx Pub on Elgin (I named my cat Manx after that pub). It was to celebrate the life of John Lavery. I didn’t know him well, certainly not as well as others in the room. I still miss him.
We had the opportunity to hear him play two songs…they were beautiful – in words and in spirit. It was hard to hear his voice, his song – but he was there today. In the room with us. You could feel it.
Music has a way of healing and haunting. It did both for me today.
Then, I came home and resurrected a CD that I have not listened to in a very long time.
untogether by Lori Yates. I wore it out when I first got it.
One song in particular. Healing and haunting me at the same time. Damn music.
I loved you like a river
I made myself very clear
Look for me at the shoreline
I’m standing right here
Don’t dismiss it now you don’t need to
— Sweetest Times