Last year on Thanksgiving I vowed that, due to my delight at rediscovering Arlo Guthrie's epic Thanksgiving fable, Alice's Restaurant, after the decade or two it lay somewhere in memory limbo, I would make the song the annual holiday anthem of TimeGoesBy.
As I noted last year, I was equally delighted to discover that with a couple of minor lapses, I still knew the entire monologue by heart. I can't say why but it gives me a great deal of pleasure to sing along – well, I guess I mean “speak along” - for the entire 18 minutes, which I took the time to do (with gusto) before readying this post.
Maybe you want to try that too.
It's a fine ol' song, don't you think.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Dani Ferguson Phillips: What Time is It in Zimbabwe?