Boots & Rod. Photographed
by Edward, May 2010. ©2010 By Stanyan Music Group. All Rights Reserved
A Thought for Today
If you really want something, ask for it.
The most confusing thing anyone can say to you is yes.
TO BEGIN WITH
Wade Alexander died in the spring of 2009, if he were still with us
would have turned 67 today (7/15/10). As a friend and business associate
for many decades he was (and by his influence in so much that I do and
am) and still is a major influence in my life. So much so that I find it
difficult to write about him. Let me say this much; I think about him
nearly every day of my life. Edward and so many others I know feel the
same as I do that Wade was always indispensable and is totally
One day I’ll be able to sum up Wade in words. That day isn’t this one.
The river cuts a gully every bit as deep within the mind as it does the
earth. Set your troubles by, let the water carry them and you to that
wide, friendly sea beyond imagination. But all is not imagined. The sun
is real and everywhere. Trials become truth. Goals turn 'round and
'round until they spin into achievements.
And love? The firm brown body running down the beach - then gone. The
soft, warm cheek that only angels dare bend to touch. The round moon
belly of a woman carrying the future just inside her skin. The people
old in years who commandeer a park bench, and beyond them the lovers -
always the lovers discovering frontiers of gold.
- from Rod McKuen's Book of Days & A Month of Sundays, 1981
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