An Appreciation
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Happy Birthday…

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.

Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery – whose birthday we remember on this date.


It is also with a most heavy heart that I awoke this morning to the news of Chris Squire’s passing.
The founder bassist with the band Yes, he was the only original member still active with the current line-up. He had already announced he would not be a part of their upcoming tour.

I’ve seen Yes in concert many times, all over the world. I even had a moment with several members of the band, including Squire and Steve Howe. It’s been a tough time to be a lover of music, with the passing of James Horner… and now this.

I think I need to go listen to some music, now.

Chris Squire

RIP, Chris…


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