Beloved folksinger, Pete Seeger, in his own words in honor of his passing…
"Once upon a time wasn’t singing a part of everyday life? As much as talking, physical exercise, and religion? Our distant ancestors, wherever they were in this world, sang while pounding grain, paddling canoes, or walking long journeys. Can we begin to make our lives once more all of a piece? Finding the right songs and singing them over and over is a way to start. And when one person taps out a beat while another leads into the melody, or when three people discover a harmony they never knew existed, or a crowd joins in a chorus as though to raise the ceiling a few feet higher, then they all know there is hope for the world."
RIP Pete Seeger
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March 8th, 2014 at 6:41 am
Before my time but I have read of him before and this quote I am hearing for the first time is very powerful and moving