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  •  Brecht, you have become (12+ / 0-)

    one of my favorite writers on this site.
    Your diaries are not to be read, they are to be savored.
    Thank you.

    I voted for Bob Marley because he was a powerful advocate for the least among us but unlike some of the others, he wasn't asking for equal rights and justice (to throw Peter Tosh in the mix), he was demanding it.
    I have to share that the first argument I had with the man who'd become my husband was over Bob Marley.
    I was gushing about Marley and looked at my militant, irreverent man expecting him to agree with me and he said,
    "He cannot sing."
    "What?" I croaked. Indignant.
    "Did I stutter or whisper? I said, he. cannot. sing! He cannot even talk."
    "Ok, mister, put 'em up!"
    Of course that has nothing to do with his writing skills and my (soon-to-be-ex) husband did concede that I was right about that. Grudgingly.
    My second vote would have gone to Leonard Cohen. I don't care if that man is 78 years old or 178. I hear his voice and I'm in love! His voice sends thrills all up and down my body. That should count for something, shouldn't it?
    Great, great, great! diary.

    Maya Angelou: "Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

    by JoanMar on Fri May 24, 2013 at 09:29:15 PM PDT

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