We remember so it never happens again.
It has to end. The slaughter of innocent people by angry, scared people who buy guns to protect themselves. In truth, they need to be protected from themselves. Society needs to provide the mental health needs to help these people who are sick. Time to face our responsibilities.
I grew up listening to folk music. Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie sang the words that stirred within our hearts. His songs were authentic and real. He has died and we have lost an important bit of Americana. His voice will remain a reminder to all of us of his generation of the incredible lightness of his heart. He cared about all people and lived the way he sang.
I can remember a beautiful summer afternoon sitting on the grass in a field. I and others were there to hear Pete Seeger sing, as only Pete could sing. It was a wonderful concert and a bright memory in my mind and heart. Parents were sitting listening intently and the children were running around in rhythm with his banjo. I am sad that he is gone, but his voice and talent will ever remain a reminder of his words and tunes. His grandson has been touring with him the last few years and I am sure he will carry on with his grandfather’s legacy and also develop his own style too.
Pete Seeger died in NY at 94 years of age. RIP. You were a wonderful musician and activist. We will always remember.
Pete in the old days.