Saturday night, to honor Pete Seeger, I walked up to The Community Church, joining with the whole New York Chapter of friends associated with The Peoples Cafe, and of course the friends of 'Clearwater'--the boat that cleaned the Hudson--the boat and the mission--and those good ol' real folks. It was a full house and a rousing sing along.
From "This Land Is Your Land"
through "We Shall Overcome"
to Irene Goodnight.
My friends and neighbors, little Sami-Rose and 'Mommy' Jenny
on their way to the grand finale line up.
'Daddy' Talbot filmed it all.
Aren't they a lovely family.
The wonderful girl who ran the sound board was ecstatically singing. She caught me grabbing the shot and burst into delicious laughter. How I wish I'd asked her name.
What a swell night it was--
a great big spirit boost.
Afterward, I waded through the drinking revelers spilling out of the many bars that dot the blocks from 35th Street to bar-less East 21st Street where quiet miraculously prevailed.
The moon shone down on all alike