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Country Road Take Me Home 2

I tend to think in songs when I’m “blogging.”

 Songs and Stories

Willie Nelson’s On the Road Again is definitely catchy and the lyrics go round and round in my head.

I am alone on this enchanting farm lane but dare not sing aloud.

I can’t carry a tune you know, and would only scare myself and frighten the birds and bees away.

But the words come and go anyway, and in perfect harmony – in my mind.

“…On the road again

Goin’ places that I’ve never been

Seein’ things that I may never see again

And I can’t wait to get on the road again…”

John Denver’s Country Roads is another song that comes drifting in from somewhere in the dark recesses of my memory.  It’s just as addictive and the words keep weaving in and out until they become a unified patchwork of feelings, like in the making of a quilt.

Country Road

But then a host of stories comes through unbidden.  They are images I invent of ghostly people of the past.

I hate being lost because you know how I worry about axe murderers, but country roads like this make me want to stop driving long enough to dream and invent such self induced stories.

Who walked down this lovely backwoods path long ago?  Who else felt dreamy on this lonely lane?  And suddenly, there they are – the people of this road from days gone by.

  • I can see a young bride being driven to her new home, wondering about her life at the end of the path.
  • Once upon a time there was a farmer who really wanted to be a lawyer, who used this road to get to town for supplies.
  •  Or the farmer’s son leaving before dawn to run away from home.
  • Best friends giggling on the way to school.
  • A young couple eloping.
  • A young boy and his dog.
  • A farm wife out to pick blackberries for a pie.

There is just something about a country lane of inspiration with no end in sight that touches the imagination.

And as I come upon another, there are those ghostly stories in my head.

And the songs keep coming.

And I sing silently to myself so as not to frighten the wildlife,



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