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Posted by on Oct 25, 2008 in Arts & Entertainment | 3 comments

North Georgia Way….

On my way to Clarkesville, Georgia this morning to visit a old college buddy I haven’t seen in 10 years, I heard Gordon Lightfoot’s “If You Could Read My Mind” on the radio. I usually listen to MP3s or satellite radio while traveling, but for some reason I just turned on the standard radio this time. I was a little past Gainesville, Georgia when Lightfoot’s song came on. Music is amazing. It has the ability to turn a mundane situation into much more. The rural splendor that Highway 23 cuts through made think about my first trip out of urban Detroit to rural Michigan as a 9 year old. The trip had a profound impact in that it really showed me there was much more to the world. So much more. If you could have read my mind as that 9 year old… The memories…

Well enough of my personal musings but it’s Saturday. I’m sitting here in rural Clarkesville, Georgia enjoying friendship and great North Georgia fresh air. Can’t be about the issues all the time, eh? For those of you who never heard of Gordon Lightfoot or just want to hear and see him again, here he is performing “If You Could Read My Mind” live. What a song!

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  • SteveK

    “T” you took me back to my ‘bell bottom’ days when we paid $3 to see Gordon play “If You Could Read My Mind” live… Thanks! 🙂

  • shaun

    A deeply evocative song never done better than by Master Lightfoot himself. Thank you, T.

  • jdledell

    T – I just wanted to say thank you. For many reasons, I REALLY needed this song today.

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