Monday, 9 March 2009

Funeral Thoughts

#10: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Yours Truly KJS has been having a little hiatus this last week. Today (Monday 9th March) is sadly the day of the funeral for the late, great Michael 'Kelly' Groucutt and my thoughts continue to go out to his wife Anna, brother John and all of the family.

For me, funerals tend to focus the mind on the brevity of life on one hand, and the celebration of life on the other. Life can take away a lot of things but it can't take away your memories. I've just been visiting with my good friend Christian Evans looking at a sizeable collection of photographs from the days that we used to see Kelly G a lot and also our back stage visit with ELO Part II back in 1993. That was a true lifetime ambition fulfilled so today I've been thinking about the blessings I've been granted in my life and the gift of association with those souls who have crossed my path.

So, when I think of the tapestry of encounters in my own lifetime, I can only thank God for His grace (unmerited favour) and His gift of the love of music to me. And not only in my 'temporal' experiences but also, of course, in the spiritual aspects of life. Thank you for crossing my path folks!

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 09-March-2009

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