i spent last weekend at a buddhist retreat, and the time i didn’t spend meditating (or trying to), i spent walking in the woods. as opportunities arose, i took photos and a few videos. as i walked, this monday song kept going through my mind.
i wrote this when pete seeger died, and since he was the closest thing america had to a buddha, i wrote the lyrics celebrating relativity and the here and now.
i tried to sing it in his earnest and unpretentious style, and i performed it live, with one mic. this was the first full take.
i wasn’t planning on doing a video, but this sunday it struck me that i could just take some of the “nature footage,” slap it on top of the song, and i’d capture a bit of the flavor of that weekend. i was dragging my feet, though. a thought hit me that maybe there was some event to commemorate for pete, something to push me over the edge. still, i procrastinated.
this afternoon i decided to look it up, and it turns out sunday was pete seeger’s birthday. so here i am late monday pulling it all together in a hurry. if nothing else it captures the endless green of a beautiful and transformative experience.