26 January 2013

to those who would hear...

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"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. 
Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away."  Henry David Thoreau



Vanessa Bell's cupboard at Charleston



one of my anthems as a 10ish year old. was it prophetic-as the person I've become? my losses at love-perhaps? but mostly I take it as the person I am today-still listening to a "Different Drum."


Composed by Mike Nesmith (of Monkees fame) in 1966 and performed the following year by the Stone Poneys and Linda Ronstadt.



 Keep to the beat : LIZ, JT, and a young Tennessee.

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11 comments:

  1. Beautiful post, none-the-least of which are the circles upon circles, spinning round. Love the way you see the world.

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  2. Helen Reddy, I Am Woman?

    "Hear me roar, in numbers to big to ignore."

    Knew, as a little girl 1st time I heard it, 'hear me roar, alone, to big to ignore.'

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

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  3. That is a striking, meaningful post. Although I had not come across it before your post, I like to think I kept/keep it in mind w/my chidden. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  4. i loved this song when i was 11...thanks for reminding me
    B

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  5. Yes, that's it! A different drummer. Thank you.
    Mary

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  6. I think it's better to be honestly following one's own solo drum than to join a combo that requires pretending. Even if much of the rest of the world is all about the combo -- let 'em keep it. :)

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  7. I've always thought that when one hears that different drum beat, it's one's heartbeat - and there's no escaping it, different as it may be, because it's inside you. So follow - and be free! -pbb

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  8. Certainly you continue to live up to this fine song!

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  9. A sweet fine post---and glad we are that you travel to your beat

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