The Lullaby of Spring: Donovan

Posted February 24, 2020 by katry
Categories: Video

It’s A Beautiful Morning: The Rascals

Posted February 24, 2020 by katry
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Daydeam: The Loving Spoonful

Posted February 24, 2020 by katry
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Waiting For The Sun: The Doors

Posted February 24, 2020 by katry
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Posted February 24, 2020 by katry
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“February is the border between winter and spring.”

Posted February 24, 2020 by katry
Categories: Musings

This has been the prettiest stretch of weather. Today is even warmer than yesterday, and and the sky is the deepest blue. I stood for a bit and took in all that sky when I went for the papers. What a pretty day!

I noticed green shoots in the front garden are showing their tips. This is early, but the shoots only the weather and not the time. It has been warm and in the 40’s for a good portion of the month. If this were late March or early April, we’d be talking spring.

My childhood self would think me old with my wrinkles and bad back but be impressed with all my traveling as I was eleven when I vowed to out-travel Marty Barrett who went to England to visit his grandmother. Barrett’s disease I called it. I was finally cured when I went to Ghana.

No one I knew had been as far away as Ghana. No one knew much about it. I read books recommended by Peace Corps and all the material I was sent about Ghana, but none of it captured the essence of Ghana. I still remember standing on the steps outside the plane waiting my turn to disembark. I looked around as I waited. I remember palm trees, my first. I remember the thick air, the humidity. Every growing thing was green. I watched out the bus window for a while on our way to Winneba, our first training site. I saw kiosks along the sidewalks and along the edge of the road, most in the shade. I fell asleep after that.

I changed my desktop background which is why Ghana came to mind. I put on the picture of a dirt road in Bawku. Small stores made of concrete border it. There are tin awnings and roofs, all rusted. People are walking or riding bicycles and some are walking carrying loads on their heads, all women. It was Ghana in 2011. It was also the same street in 1969, the only difference being a woman motorcyclist on a Honda in the most recent shot. I love this picture. I love Ghana, and this picture always reminds me of why.

(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay: Otis Redding

Posted February 23, 2020 by katry
Categories: Video

Kokomo: The Beach Boys

Posted February 23, 2020 by katry
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Yellow Beach Umbrella: Bette Midler

Posted February 23, 2020 by katry
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Beach Party: Dave York and the Beachcombers

Posted February 23, 2020 by katry
Categories: Video