Afternoon Bobcats

Afternoon Bobcats

The scirocco blew in our second day in Trieste. We sheltered from the blood rain in an old church.
How long? Joan asked.
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind.’
Not my favorite. Hurrah for May 17th, 1966!
‘Judas!’ a voice yelled from the crowd that day when Bob switched from folk songs to electric guitar.
But that year, he wrote my favorite, today anyway.
I watched her cradle her sleeping baby. He wrote it when his eldest son was born. It was released on June 22, 1979.
A single.
“Forever Young.”
We looked out. The rain had stopped.

“Forever Young” echoes the priestly blessing from the book of Numbers:
“May the LORD bless and keep you . . . .”

Genre: Fiction; Word count: 100
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Author: Dora

The unearned splendor of being means we can always meet on a common plane of gratitude, aiming in conversation, art, or writing towards “something understood.”

46 thoughts on “Afternoon Bobcats”

  1. A beautiful post, Dora.
    The song brought tears to my eyes too.
    I especially like the phrase in the song, “and let others do for you.”.
    That is something that I wish I’d learned earlier. I was about 50 before I realized that always needing to be a ‘giver’ is selfish to those who wish to experience the joy of giving. It is a gift to be a gracious recipient. 😉

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    1. Susan,
      So glad you liked it, and that phrase hit me too, in a good way. You’re so right. Being humble enough to receive from others is a gift of God too. 🙂💞
      pax,
      dora

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    1. Brenda,
      Thank you for your kind comments and for lending us your photo! I hope all the winds that come your way in that beautiful part of the world are soft and balmy!
      pax,
      dora

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  2. Beautiful story, Dora, beautifully told.
    And ‘Forever Young’ is one of my favourite songs.
    I wasn’t very musically aware when I was younger, but even I remember hearing people express their outrage that he had switched over to the electric guitar. So many wonderful songs that we wouldn’t have had if he hadn’t dome that.

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    1. Jenne,
      I’m not sure why fans expect musicians or writers to do the same old, same old, as if they had no right to grow and explore new forms, genres. But I’m with you, glad that Bob went his own way regardless, as always. Thank you for your generous comments.
      pax,
      dora

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  3. Dear Dora
    You’ve written this ‘stream of consciousness’ piece very skilfully. From the most slender of plots, you have produced a most satisfying read.
    Pax
    Penny

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  4. Dora, I love the blend of fact with fiction. Never knew that about the song. I do know that it comes from my personal favorite Bob Dylan album, “Planet Waves.” His back band, The Band, has a lot to do with it being my favorite. He has 2 versions of it on there, one fast and one slow.

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    1. Lisa,
      I’m not sure what led from the photo to Bob, but it seems a song or two of his is always in the back of my mind. I’m glad this one was from your fave album! ❤️
      pax,
      dora

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    1. Linda,
      Thank you! His lyrics are amazing. I remember quoting “You Gotta Serve Somebody” during a Bible Study and everyone suddenly waking up. :>)
      pax,
      dora

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