SOME OF THE BEST
25 June 1998
Rod & Dinah. Photo
by Bob Gentry © 2000 by Stanyan Music Group
A Thought for Today
Don't be afraid of criticism even if you feel it's unjust. You and God know your true intentions, isn't that enough?
Rod, I liked the juxtaposition of the prose from Coming Close To the Earth and the poem from Folio that you used in your Flight Plan of June 25th, 1998. Please print it again, Ted Starrett.
ENTRY FOUR: TIMES
To write about you isn't easy. Compare it to a blind that on its spring flaps up to smash the window casing. To praise or talk about you would do more injury than compliment.
Within my own heart's head, I remember sun in California, mid-Manhattan corridors and hotel beds, a Sunday walk within Miami's mall. Island nights of fireflies and lightning.
Some pages in my diary are blotted or unused. Those must have been the happiest of times, for who can jot down happiness when it is happening? Bad times? Sure.
Still in this year together I have never once considered life or lifetime to be anything but synonymous with you.
-from Coming Close To The Earth,1977,1978 -first used in Flight Plan 6/25/98