Sunday, February 19, 2012

step by step

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.

Andre Breton (19 february 1896-1966) writer, poet

in addition to being the birthday of the founder of surrealism, today is the birthday of mouse medicine - it was five years ago the mouse was born. 5 years now that is surreal!!

as friend and wise woman reya of the bloggyhood is fond of saying i guess its onwards and upwards.

this past week has been so busy i haven't posted anything on the mouse. depending on how i look at it, this is either a good thing (i've been productive in other realms of reality) or not ....

however i want to mention one of the highlights of my past week - which was going to hear/see john mccutcheon perform - it has been quite a few years since i last went to a concert of his and i forgot what an incredible musician and storyteller his is.

in honor and recognition of the centennial of woody guthrie's birth, john recently released a cd celebrating woody's view of america - it is fantastic. a shout out for both john and his cd in woody's honor - aptly titled this land: woody guthrie's america.

in the spirit of john, woody and moving onwards and upwards today's song is the traditional and classic folk song step by step

if you'd like to sing along, here are the lyrics:

Step by step the longest march
Can be won, can be won

Many stones to form an arch
Singly none, singly none

But by union what we will
Can be accomplished still

Drops of water turn a mill
Singly none, singly none.

photos: top, laurie's knight (2.12.2012); john in concert at nighttown (2.16.2012),


tut-tut said...

Happy Birthday, Mouse! The world is a better place since you were born!

Dumdad said...

Bon anniversaire Mouse!

It is also my son's birthday today.

Gary said...

Happy birthday to the Mouse! It is incredible to think of how much has happened in that time. Can it only be such a short time that I have known you? Blogging has really opened up some wonderful opportunities to me and brought amazing people into my life. So, with this "birthday" I celebrate the fact that Mouse has brought us together. xo

Rubye Jack said...

This is a good Andre Breton quote.
And of course, any Woody/Arlo music is great.
Yours in solidarity my friend.

Roy said...

A happy birthday to the wee sleekit mousie! And thanks for the John McCutcheon. I have his CD with "Step by Step" on it.

Tom said...

happiest of anniversarys, mouse medicine...squeak

37paddington said...

happy birthday kimy. i'm glad i found you!

that quote is amazing,

Watson said...

Happy Mouse-aversary kimy! Glad you are here in the bloggyhood! I love that photo of the flower bearing armor!