Sunday, October 10, 2010

these days



stephanie posted the nico version of this tune earlier.  it reminded me i have been wanting to share this with you.  it would be in my top 5 favorite songs list i am sure.  the number of times i have listened to it...incalculable.  i'm a sucker for this sort of expression of genuine human experience.

and i love his grey beard in this video.  because getting older is something i ruminate on a lot.  i have noticed in the last several years, since making the transition from my 30s to my 40s, that seeing people i admire as they age is important for me as i try to embrace it and do it with grace.  there is a fullness and richness to getting older.  there are things you gain only with years.

and the last line, "don't confront me with my failures, i had not forgotten them."

7 comments:

The Oak Leaves said...

thanks so much for sharing! I really enjoyed that this morning. I also appreciate your attitude towards again. at 26 i have hardly aged, but i hope to embrace it as i comes...

Texicanwife said...

Oh you don't know how much I enjoyed this!
Love your attitude too about aging!
I went vey prematurely gray at only 37 [cancer did that to me]. Last year, at 50, I stopped dying my hair and went natural. Embracing the changes in my hair, and my body. And it was so liberating and freeing! It's so true, we don't forget our failures... instead we learn from them. How much richer... fuller... we are because of them. Embracing all of our past is what makes us who we are today. And that's truly something special.
Many thanks!

Stephanie said...

Lovely.

It is such a perfect song, and he wrote it when he was so young. I wonder if his feelings about it have changed with time.

Susan said...

Made my day turn from a teeny bit gloom to heart happy - I first saw him in concert in the mid-'70s, and he quickly became one of those amazing artists that keeps tracking change in a timeless way. Love his beard, and really love his corded hands - still strong, yet evidence of his passage. Mine are getting a bit like that : ) - only wish they were as full of grace and talent! Thank you so much for sharing this.

PonderandStitch said...

I have ALWAYS love love loved Jackson Browne. I have an all acoustic album of his in my car CD player right now and it is just so great. Thanks for posting this!

kalé primitifs said...

thinking a lot about aging too lately, thanks so much for this post!

i went to see Jackson Browne last month & when he plays this song... it's like no other. one of the best songs ever.

modaspia said...

i didn't know this was a JB song. i know it through a scottish band, the nectarine no. 9 and always loved it..
well, i read this post yesterday and then i had a look at your self-portraits and then i think in some way it was all in my dream last nite too. i feel the same way, am interested so much in people my age or older and how they carry themselves. i think i just wanted to tell you that the pictures of yourself are raw and lovely and you look great leanne..it's like there was a dialogue there about age but we never spoke if that makes sense.