"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Monday, May 18, 2009

Musical Monday: Johnny Clegg & Savuka

I hadn't seen this video for many years. Viewing it again, and considering the many awful world events that have occurred since this song was new--a song written by a father to a very young son--I felt overwhelmed. It's too prescient for comfort. But I'm more convinced than ever that Cruel, Crazy Beautiful World is a magnificent and meaningful tune. Perhaps more so now than before....

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