There’s an old road, out by Westport, that’s not accessible by car. It leads about a mile and a half on a gentle path, some hills but not that bad. At the end, on a hill that would be overlooking John’s River State Wildlife Area, there’s an old graveyard.
The Internet Archive has made all backissues of pulpy sci-fi mag “If” available for free online. This is a wonderful gift, full of that heady optimism for the future that early sci-fi had.
“Are You Mine” is a soft song. There’s a sweet sadness, a sense of vulnerability and acceptance in the song. It’s made all the more poignant by the liner notes:
“I live with my mother, who has Alzheimer’s.
In the house she’ll stop me, put her hand on my arm, and dearly ask, ”Are you mine?”
I say back to her, ”Yeah momma, i’m yours.”
The collection of salt and pepper shakers in the video, were her mother’s.”
The fool who is angered, and who thinks to triumph by using abusive language, is always vanquished by him whose words are patient.