While driving to BooksNJ2017 (Thank You!) on Sunday, and sitting in traffic on the Garden State Parkway, I got to appreciate again two of New Jersey’s charms: Good writers and traffic jams.
But that’s not the point.
I had pulled out some long-unlistened CD’s including a compilation of Nanci Griffith, the Texas folk singer.
The last song on the CD is “It’s a Hard Life” or something like that.
That’s the one with the chorus line that sticks: “If we poison our children with hatred, the hard life is all that they’ll know.”
Here’s a version.
The song made me think of an old piece I did years ago called “I’m sorry you hate me.”
Here’s a link:
They each take a couple minutes, but they are worth it.