The Underground Railroad

October 19, 2021

Sam Stone

October 18, 2021
Sam Stone came home to his wife and family 
After serving in the conflict overseas 
And the time that he served had shattered all his nerves
And left a little shrapnel in his knee

But the morphine eased the pain 
And the grass grew round his brain 
And gave him all the confidence he lacked 
With a Purple Heart and a monkey on his back
John Prine
Performed by John Paul White
From the album Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows Vol. 2

Monday In The Mountains

October 17, 2021
Kate Wolf
Recorded live on Dec. 18, 1981 at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.
From the 1988 album The Wind Blows Wild

By Heart

October 16, 2021
Hollye Levin and Jim Brickman
Performed by Laura Creamer and Jim Brickman
From the album By Heart: Piano Solos

Whisper Of The Heart

October 15, 2021
Directed by Yoshifumi Kondō

British Vogue

October 14, 2021
Steven Meisel

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

October 12, 2021
Ah, what can ail thee, wretched wight,
  Alone and palely loitering;
The sedge is withered from the lake, 
  And no birds sing.

Ah, what can ail thee, wretched wight,
  So haggard and so woe-begone?
The squirrel's granary is full, 
  And the harvest's done.

I see a lilly on thy brow,
  With anguish moist and fever dew;
And on thy cheek a fading rose
  Fast withereth too.

I met a lady in the meads
  Full beautiful, a faery's child; 
Her hair was long, her foot was light,
  And her eyes were wild.

I set her on my pacing steed,
  And nothing else saw all day long;
For sideways would she lean, and sing 
  A faery's song.

I made a garland for her head, 
  And bracelets too, and fragrant zone;
She looked at me as she did love, 
  And made sweet moan.

She found me roots of relish sweet,
  And honey wild, and manna dew;
And sure in language strange she said,
  I love thee true.

She took me to her elfin grot,
  And there she gazed and sighed deep,
And there I shut her wild sad eyes—
  So kissed to sleep.

And there we slumbered on the moss,
  And there I dreamed, ah woe betide,
The latest dream I ever dreamed 
  On the cold hill side.

I saw pale kings, and princes too,
  Pale warriors, death-pale were they all;
Who cried—"La belle Dame sans merci 
  Hath thee in thrall!"

I saw their starved lips in the gloam 
  With horrid warning gaped wide,
And I awoke, and found me here 
  On the cold hill side.

And this is why I sojourn here 
  Alone and palely loitering,
Though the sedge is withered from the lake,
  And no birds sing.
John Keats

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

October 11, 2021
Arthur Hughes

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

October 10, 2021

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

October 9, 2021

‘Eco-Anxiety’: Fear Of Environmental Doom Weighs On Young People

October 8, 2021
The climate crisis is taking a growing toll on the mental health of children and young people, experts have warned.

Increasing levels of “eco-anxiety” – the chronic fear of environmental doom – were likely to be underestimated and damaging to many in the long term, public health experts said.

Writing in the British Medical Journal, Mala Rao and Richard Powell, of Imperial College London’s Department of Primary Care and Public Health, said eco-anxiety “risks exacerbating health and social inequalities between those more or less vulnerable to these psychological impacts”.

In their article, they pointed to a 2020 survey of child psychiatrists in England showing that more than half (57%) are seeing children and young people distressed about the climate crisis and the state of the environment.

A recent international survey of climate anxiety in young people aged 16 to 25 showed that the psychological burdens of climate crisis were “profoundly affecting huge numbers of these young people around the world”, they added.

God In Your Own Image

October 7, 2021
You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out God hates all the same people you do.
Anne Lamott
Borrowing from her Jesuit priest friend Tom Watson in the book Bird by Bird
Photo by Patricia McCarty on Pexels

Landscape With The Flight Into Egypt

October 6, 2021
Joachim Patinir


October 5, 2021
Bob Humphrey
My Traveling Star

Daisy Jane

October 4, 2021
Gerry Beckley
Performed by America
From the album Hearts

Faces #11

October 3, 2021
Photo by MuiZur on Unsplash

Wasted Days

October 2, 2021
John Mellencamp
Performed by John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen

October Road

October 1, 2021
James Taylor
From the album October Road

September Grass

September 30, 2021
John Sheldon
Performed by James Taylor
From the album October Road

Hello Sunshine

September 29, 2021
You know I always loved a lonely town
Those empty streets, no one around
You fall in love with lonely, you end up that way
Bruce Springsteen
From the album Western Stars