Friday, February 16, 2018

Wayfaring Stranger

Not I, not anyone else can travel that road for you
You must travel it for yourself.
                                                            Walt Whitman

A while back I got to thinking about the difference between the Romantic, solitary wayfarer, and the timid wayfinder, incapable of navigating even the simplest of routes without the intervention of urban planners.  We know which camp Johnny Cash falls into, in life and in art.  There are many fine interpretations of Wayfaring Stranger, the song of the last journey, but this one sends shivers down the spine.

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