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GOODNIGHT PETE SEEGER

petes4Pete Seeger has gone back to his beloved Earth.

The Earth for which he: fought, lived, wrote, and sang. For which he was: imprisoned, blacklisted, banned, applauded, lauded, thanked, and recognized. The Earth which he loved.

This activist/singer/songwriter gave us many memorable songs. He fought, around the world, in America, and in war, when all he wanted was peace.petes3

He lost his beloved wife, inspiration, and partner, Toshi-Aline O-at in 2013. I don’t know how it all works, but I hope they can find each other again wherever the universe takes them.

Mr. Seeger spent so much of his life protesting: war, corporations destroying the environment and the economy. He fought for all people, all races, all religions, all political stripes. He fought so hard; it’s so paradoxical that we have to fight so hard for peace and rights.

petes5He saw wars, political leaders, social leaders, activists, singers, music, revolutions, rebellions, assassinations, change, temptation, fear, hope, and through it all he kept his integrity.

Rest now, Mr. Seeger, hopefully others will carry on your fight. I can’t hope that greedy corporate types and politicians will see the error of their ways, they can’t see past the red haze of their lust for power and money.petes1

The world is less because you’re gone, but so much more because you were in it.

Will we be able to say that about attention-seeking celebrities, most politicians, corporate types, some greedy business types, people who broadcast lies and propaganda, and those who promote hate? No.

I guess the lesson we can learn from this caring man is: do you want to be part of the slime or rise above it? I swear it’s not too late.petes2

Turn, Turn, Turn

Chorus:
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose under heaven.

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep.

A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones
A time to gather stones together.

A time of war, a time of peace
A time of love, a time of hate
A time you may embrace
A time to refrain from embracing.

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time of love, a time of hate
A time of peace… I swear it’s not too late.

Words from the book of Ecclesiastes
Music and additional words by Pete Seeger

   “Technology will save us if it doesn’t wipe us out first.”~Pete Seeger

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3 thoughts on “GOODNIGHT PETE SEEGER

  1. GOODNIGHT PETE SEEGER
    I love the song…Turn,Turn,Turn…. All this time, I didn’t know who wrote it.
    It’s so nice to have such a song, living with all of us.

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