Van Morrison sings "Caravan" from the Martin Scorsese documentary THE LAST WALTZ. Van the Man. Wholehearted. Not a lukewarm performance to be found in the whole blessed movie.
Word of the Week - ARDENT
It is the Solstice night as I write this, time of the new moon, beginning of the return of the light. We have been reminded throughout the day about setting our minds to new ways of being, of doing. If we remain or become ardent, how can we go wrong. Ardent, fervent, passionate. Aflame, unbounded, electric, aglow, burning.
Music and musicians, color and color and color. Tepid is not the temperature we require to carry us across winter's dark expanse. Caliente, all spice and tang, flavor and, again, color. We cannot find our way by candles too dim. What we need is emphatic, even extreme. We will not melt our own frozen beliefs without turning up the heat. Our rigid joints will not loosen without a glow that matches the sun.
|If luggage can be ardent, here it is.|
|Oh, fortunate possessor.|