Archive for December 3rd, 2022

One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.

–Henry Miller, Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

Today is the last day to see my show of new work, Places of Peace, that is hanging at the Kada Gallery in Erie, PA. Just a short few hours to get in and see the show in its entirety. I offer up many thanks to Doug and Anne and the others at the gallery, as well as to those of you who have already made it in to see the show. 

As it is with the endings of so many things, exhibits included, one is left to wonder how quickly the time passes before the ending arrives. 

Sounds like a cue.

Maybe we should play a well known Sandy Denny song called Who Knows Where the Time Goes?  Sandy Denny, for those of you who don’t know the name, was a tremendously talented British singer/songwriter, who has long been hailed as being “the pre-eminent British folk rock singer.” She fronted Fairport Convention for a while, alongside pone of my favorites, Richard Thompson, and was the only guest singer to ever appear on a Led Zeppelin recording, The Battle of Evermore. 

But she had bouts of depression along with alcohol and drug issues that often caused her physical injury. In late March of 1978, she suffered a fall where she banged her head on concrete. Soon after, she began to experience severe headaches. On April 1, she made her last public appearance with Who Knows Where the Time Goes?, a song she wrote while still a teenager, being the last song she ever sang in public.

She died in June of 1978 at the age of 31. 

Her wistful song on the passing of time seems like a fitting one to mark the end of this show.

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