Friday, January 29, 2010

". . . From glen to Glen and down the mountainside"

The Irish in me loves songs from the heart and to the heart. Here's one I hope you enjoy! When I first heard this version of Dylan's song, I thought that with the exception of a phrase here and there, it could be sung to one's son or daughter as well as one's loverTHAT is how it rang true for me when I heard it.

To Make You Feel My Love (by Bob Dylan)

When the rain is blowing in your face
And the whole world is on your case
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my love

When the evening shadows and the stars appear
And there is no one there to dry your tears
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love

I know you haven't made your mind up yet
But I would never do you wrong
I've known it from the moment that we met
No doubt in my mind where you belong

I'd go hungry, I'd go black and blue
I'd go crawling down the avenue
No, there's nothing that I wouldn't do
To make you feel my love

The storms are raging on the rollin' sea
Down on the highway of regret
The winds of change are blowing wild and free
But you ain't seen nothing like me yet

I could make you happy, make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn't do
Go to the ends of the earth for you
To make you feel my love

To make you feel my love
To make you feel my love

It seems only love received softens the heart enough so it can love. May we all have loads of love being sent into, and experienced within, our lives today!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Whoo, Whoo ...

Southern Ocean
Originally uploaded by rozsavage
Whoo, Whoo ... I got to be one of the names on an earth ball that Roz Savage presented at the Copenhagen Climate Change summit (for being one of her sponsors on the Big Ben to Brussels walk as she made her way to Copenhagen with as light a carbon footprint as possible). Exciting stuff, indeed. :-)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year, 2010! . . . "Rawsome Life Anew" Year!

Garrison, NY Originally uploaded by Export-Pro
Anew, indeed! It's 8:00 p.m. here in New York on this New Year's Day, 2010, and I'm feeling maaa-velous! Working as I do in a New York City office, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. five days a week, I view holidays as big-time relaxing days or play days, and today was no different. I've lolled about and enjoyed every minute doing so here in the warm and cozy home where I get to live in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. With Arctic air blowing in, it's feeling even more cozy today. Here are a few photos of Garrison, New York, the place I call home (for now, anyway!) . . .

A Catholic church in Garrison, NY

Boats on the Hudson, Garrison, New York
So what's on your "Things I'll Get Serious About" list for the new year? Picking up my guitar and singing songs I love is one of the things on my list. Another is walking -- w/ the fervour of Forrest Gump. In fact, I think I'll rekindle my connection to my guitar right now. My very first song is Dylan's "Forever Young" -- not to be confused w/ Rod Stewart's "original" of the same title, for which he was court-ordered to split royalties with Dylan, but I digress. For the version I prefer, scroll down a bit and listen to Joan Baez's rendition. I've got the lyrics and now just need the chords. Easy peasy to find on the internet machine.

Happy 2010 ("Twenty ten" -- more pithy than "two thousand and ten" so spread the word!)
"One oar stroke isn't going to get you anywhere, but if you take a load of tiny actions and you string them all together, you really can achieve almost anything." (Roz Savage, Ocean Rower)