Monday, June 02, 2008

Song and Dance Man

This probably isn't the best way to introduce the uninitiated to Buddy Greene, but it is does ope the curtain a little. Sarah and I passed a few days in Texas talking Bible and Dylan and Shakespeare and John Hartford and sharing songs with him and the gathered at an amazing place called Laity Lodge. A prevailing topic: What does Big Rock Candy Mountain have to do with God's economy? That sort of thing. Such a rich, invigorating time. Shout-outs to Buddy and Vicki and Kenny and Laura and Stephen and Amy and all the assembled heartbeats.


Anonymous said...

If it is true that an intellectual is someone who can hear the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger I have'nt arrived yet. What I did take home from Laity Lodge this weekend is the belief that light does shine through cracks in conversations and that misunderstanding as well as understanding may open doors. So we should talk more to each other. since words are what we mostly use I'd like to share a definition of language that was written at the end of a chapter in a political science textbook I once had "Language is a set of relitively meaninless symbols whose relitive meaning is defined by what people can agree to imagine that they mean." I hope no one takes that wrong.

mister tumnus said...
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mister tumnus said...

here's to the miracle that anyone is ever even close to being understood. sounds like you had a nice weekend :)

ian and i enjoyed this video a lot.

Anonymous said...

It was a wonderful weekend of singing, praying, thinking, laughing and worshipping. Who knew that God would choose to speak to me through David quoting Winston Churchill? "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."

David, "I'm your biggest fan."

capnwatsisname said...

I love Laity Lodge! Driving through the river is such a renewing moment. Thanks for the kind words, and rightbackatcha.

Dave (Capnwatsisname)

jdaviddark said...

Hi-5's to everyone.
Anonymous # 1,
Any chance you could give me a name and a page number fore that text book? That's a wonderful quote.
Mr. and Mrs. Tumnus.
You'd REALLY like Buddy Greene. The man possesses a lyrical wit. Come on over to Nashville and we'll introduce you.
Anonymous #2,
Sarah and I are still pleasantly reeling from the blessing of our long ride together with y'all. Please keep in touch.
Dave (Capnwatsisname),
Rightbackatcha with your Rightbackatcha. Can't seem to stop talking about the wonderfulness of LL ourselves.
Affection unto all,