M Train Songs (Patti Smith)

While I was retying my boots, the song "What a Wonderful World” came on.
When I sat up, tears were welling. I leaned back in my chair and closed my eyes, trying not to listen.

—Patti Smith, M Train

Other songs mentioned in M Train: “Soca Dance” by Mighty Swallow, “Big Girls Don’t Cry,“Shrimp Boats,” and “Love Potion No. 9.”

Just Past Two

Autumn Senescence, Lake Ridge Road
Black Birds Migrating, Lake Ridge Road

From the side of the road I witness the graceful and exacting movement of the flock. Cars rush past oblivious to this awesome dance. There’s spaciousness in my chest and an intense feeling of gratitude overwhelms me. I don’t want them to leave! But they do and I must go, as well. I have someone special waiting for me to pick her up at 3:05.

Catch a Leaf

Catch a leaf as it falls.
Send peaceful, loving 
thoughts to a friend.

"Urge for Going" by Joni Mitchell

It's been a while since I've played anything on the guitar, 
but I'm learning this. Thinking of you, Joni. Be well.

Life Is Love

Life is love.
All else is imagined confusion.

—Byron Katie

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on
which it is impossible to be silent.

—Victor Hugo