Sunday February 26th 2017Tim
"Here's to Cisco
and Sonny and Lead Belly too and to all the good people
who travelled with you." It's an ill remembered line
from "Song to Woody" a poem written by the Folk Singer
Bob Dylan. Toward the end of the poem Bob Dylan reminds
Woody that he's "been doing some hard travelling too."
And the trouble with Bob Dylan is that he entered the
castle where he disappeared. I'd prefer to think he was
sucked in by the vortex of Capital than thought of his
fame, his wealth and his success as reward.
As a rugged
individualist what other reward could one expect, I hear the
cry. And it's a very good question to ask on this Sunday in
this particular age. In answer I could remember the
Christian and the meaning of the Cross which despite rumor
to the contrary was a sacrifice to a better world that would
happen tomorrow not here in some kind of gated community.
And I'd argue that when defining the rugged individualist
there's more than one exemplar.