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FRANK, Happy Arrival Day!

FRANKly...there must be music in heaven...








SUPPOSE WE WANT TO TAKE THE TRAIN...WHICH ONE? E, F, J...?


NAW! This one:




They encourage dancin' in the aisles...




WHERE'S THE END OF THE LINE?






LAST STOP...





FOR ALL OF US...WISDOM ALL ALONG LIFE'S STOPS...STEPS...


"I Hear Trumpets Blow"


"I am not of royalty

I'm an ordinary guy

From a little family

And the riches pass us by

No red carpets on the floor

Nothing fancy I can show

But when we all stand together

I hear trumpets blow"










TRYOUTS FOR HEAVEN'S BANDS


Have you sat in with these guys? Perhaps, you'll dedicate it to your only daughter: Eileen




Frank, I heard you tried out for other gigs than your original polka guys...How's that comin'?I heard Gabriel put in a good word for you with this group.




If you get a few free minutes, here are 2 shows I know you'll enjoy:






POSTSCRIPT


I thought I was done and then heard the words of this next song's title...Because of present content, I chose this version with an interstellar railroad that stops in the attics of our lives...





"Attics"...


"Sliiiiiiide"





"I have spent my life Seeking all that's still unsung"


1997-98 Research Associate, Music Department, University of California, Santa Cruz


David is my SME for taking deep dives into and climbing the heights of the many mystical threads and themes in the Dead's wisdom. I encourage interested travelers to click the above link. Here's a sampling:


tastes, lights, hear

Hunter uses the senses repeatedly in this lyric, evoking how it is we know "reality," and then counterposing the sensual world to the spiritual realm: the attics--"upstairs"--which contain the inner world of dreams. Hunter seems to be addressing the source of his inspiration, and in this the lyric has similarities to "Ripple" and to "Terrapin".


And closed my eyes to see

This note from a reader:

Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2001 02:01:38From: "rick waters" Hello, I recently found this prayer and was struck by a line that is very similiar to one in 'Attics of my Life'. Is it just coincidental? or do you think there is a possibility that Robert Hunter may have been influenced by this prayer? The line is: "you fill to the full with most beautiful splendor those souls who close their eyes that they may see" it came from this site: http://www.webdesk.com/catholic/prayers/stdenisprayer.html Bye now

Thanks, Rick. The prayer is St. Denis's Prayer, a 14th-century poem from St. Denis's The Cloud of Unknowing.


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