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  31st January & 1st February, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rod & Boots photographed by Christian Tabor February 13, 2013
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A Thought for Today

One man will always make a difference.

 

If you go away on this summer day
then you might as well take the sun away

Rod McKuen

1933-2015

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notable birthdays

Saturday 31 January

Tallulah Bankhead o Ernie Banks o Carol Channing o Phil Collins o Portia DeRossi o Minnie Driver o Joanne Dru o James Franciscus o Richard Gephardt o Phillip Glass o Zane Grey o Buddy Hackett o Derek Jarman o Mario Lanza o Anthony LaPaglia o Kelly Lynch o Norman Mailer o Thomas Merton o Garry Moore o Charlie Musselwhite o John O'Hara o Suzanne Pleshette o Jackie Robinson o Nolan Ryan o Franz Schubert o Jean Simmons o Justin Timberlake o Stewart Udall o Jersey Joe Walcott o Jessica Walter

Sunday 1 February

Debbie Austin o Don Everly o Sherilyn Fenn o John Ford o Clark Gable o Sherman Hemsley o Victor Herbert o Hildegarde o Langston Hughes o Rick James o Matt Lattanzi o Brandon Lee o Garrett Morris o S.J. Perelman o Lisa Marie Presley o Jessica Savitch o Pauly Shore o Muriel Spark o Stuart Whitman o Boris Yeltsin o Lee Thompson Young


Rod's random thoughts
The older we get the more luxuries and essentials converge.

The threshold of knowledge is need.

If love is a folly, hate is insanity.


IF YOU GO AWAY


If you go away on this summer day
then you might as well take the sun away;
all the birds that flew in the summer sky,
when our love was new and our hearts were high.
When the day was young and the night was long,
and the moon stood still for the nightbird’s song.
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away.

But if you stay, I’ll make you a day,
like no day has been, or will be again;
we’ll sail the sun, we’ll ride on the rain,
we’ll talk to the trees and worship the wind.
Then if you go, I’ll understand,
leave me just enough love to fill up my hand.
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away.

If you go away, as I know you will,
you must tell the world to stop turning till
you return again, if you ever do,
for what good is love without loving you.
Can I tell you now, as you turn to go,
I’ll be dying slowly till the next hello.
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away.

But if you stay, I’ll make you a night,
like no night has been, or will be again;
I’ll sail on your smile, I’ll ride on your touch,
I’ll talk to your eyes, that I love so much.
But if you go, go, I won’t cry,
though the good is gone, from the word ‘good-bye’.
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away

If you go away, as I know you must,
there’ll be nothing left in a world to trust;
just an empty room, full of empty space,
like the empty look I see on your face.
I’d have been the shadow of your shadow
if I thought it might have kept me by your side.
If you go away, if you go away,
please don’t go away.

 - Rod McKuen & Jacques Brel




 
     


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