I was fortunate to attend the Crosby Stills Nash & Young concert at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA. The night was full of magic, helped out by a nearly cloudless sky and balmy 78 degree temperature.
The show featured Neil Young's new album, Living With War. I had just bought the album the day before and I am convinced that it will be as much of a classic as any that Neil has ever done. In particular, his call to impeach George Bush resonated with the crowd of nearly 20,000 fans, who must have left the concert feeling like they could change the world. Beautiful girls dancing the siren song of love and peace helped to sway the crowd to the cause, along with the magical harmonies of the band.
The tickets I had cost me $250 each, a bargain in terms of what this concert will hold for me in the memory vault. I can't share more with you but let me say that this was one night full of peace love and understanding.
Sell the truck. Don't pay your rent. Mortgage your house. Make up with your ex. Whatever you have to do but buy tickets to this show. (Nothing illegal of course.)
Had a fun week in upstate New York and western Massachusetts. Met an angel who was working on a road crew on New York's Route 2. She helped me in so many ways I can't name them all but mostly, she helped me realize that there is so much good to be done on this earth and that it is so easy to do it, there is no excuse for not starting immediately.
All I did was give her a bottle of water. You should have seen her smile. It was like I had given her a diamond ring. I passed by her detail and kept on going and don't you know that the road I took brought me right back in a big circle to her.
We talked a bit and I gave her some more water and other things for her co-workers. On Wednesday it was about 104 out when we talked. She's too busy to go out for a drink with me but I thought that maybe I could talk with her again some time and I went back each of the next two days with more water, ice tea and beer for her co-workers. Unfortunately, that's as far as I go.
She said she'd go out with me last night for dinner but I guess she's still messed up about a relationship she has been having.
God bless her. I know that we will talk again soon.
Pictures I have taken in the last few months. These include people I have met campaigning for Ralph Nader, my kids, my friends, people who have helped me for no reason...
All photos are Copyright John Bescherer 2004
Adventures in Matchland I'm 47 and the last year has been the best year of my life. It started off slowly. I got laid off from my job of 13 years but I got a great new job and have met some amazing women through Match.com and Yahoo Personals. Disaster and success stories will abound. Looking for your contributions too.
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