And something happened over the last few weeks. I started hearing music differently, more clearly. It is strange that even after so many years of honing my hearing and love of music that it could kick onto a higher plateau.
So when Jame Taylor came on singing "That Lonesome Road" and filled the house on an clear crisp Oaxacan morning, a perfect moment.
Yes, James' version is gorgeous, but I have to include this one from The Dixie Chicks, who are heroes of mine and favorites, too. There is a moment in the middle when Natalie sings solo that is so powerful when you realize what they will go through.
Walk down that lonesome road all by yourself-------
Don't turn your head back over your shoulder
And only stop to rest yourself when the silver moon
Is shining high above the trees
If I had stopped to listen once or twice
If I had closed my mouth and opened my eyes
If I had cooled my head and warmed my heart
I'd not be on this road tonight
Incidentally, I have two new tunes up on Jango, "Dervish" and "Between the Lines."