Many rivers to cross: Waiting, hoping, praying
MLK went for a hike.
February 22, 2021
"Many rivers to cross / But I can't seem to find my way over / Wandering I am lost / As I travel along the white cliffs of Dover"- Jimmy Cliff: "Many Rivers To Cross" Spring is in the air and the sun has started to bring much needed light and warmth. Yet, my heart is heavy; hoping against hope but expecting the worst. To wait is a surprisingly active verb... On this sunny Monday I had to get out and follow the sun; try my best to distract my wandering mind. We walked along the river, using the reflected sunlight to speak of loss and love; of science and turbulence; of Italian poetry and translation; and how best to translate Cesare Pavese's haunting opening line "Verrà la morte e avrà i tuoi occhi". In the gloaming, as darkness started to fall in the witching hour; I kept hearing Jimmy Cliff's powerful voice soaring above the strumming of a guitar. Many rivers to crossAnd it's only my will that keeps me aliveI've been licked, washed up for yearsAnd I merely survive because of my prideAnd this loneliness won't leave me aloneIt's such a drag to be on your ownMy woman left me and she didn't say whyWell I guess, I have to tryMany rivers to crossBut just where to begin, I'm playing for timeJimmy Cliff: "Many Rivers To Cross"
A beautiful rendition of this song, lovely photos, and an introduction to Cesare Pavese.. thanks again MLK
February 23, 2021
The song goes wonderfully with the pictures 👌
February 24, 2021