Regardless, these words from Willis seem pertinent: "If we bring ourselves to attend to the place we inhabit now, we can at least say 'I am here,' and treat that hereness with particular humility and alertness to cues we might not otherwise recognize."
And speaking of the importance of place, this week in a bout of nostalgia, I posted on Facebook about remembering tunes on the jukebox at The Flamingo in Kirksville, MO, a fine establishment some of my readers spent a lot of time at. Or maybe not - I don't remember.
The post, as I expected, garnered its fair share of replies, with my friends relating their favorite tunes from the tavern. I thought I'd share the ones people posted and ones I remember, some of which I downloaded recently. I could make a mixed tape or something. Here are notable tunes from The Flamingo's jukebox:
- "The Stroke," Clarence Carter
- "The Rodeo Song," Garry Lee
- "John Deere Green," Joe Diffie
- "Crazy," Patsy Cline
- "Convoy," C.W. McCall
- "Ring of Fire," Johnny Cash
- "If That Ain't Country," David Allan Coe
- "Suspicious Minds," Dwight Yoakam
- "Trashy Women," Confederate Railroad