Follow Me

When I was learning to play guitar when I was a kid,  John Denver’s “Follow Me” was in the songbook.    It was a great song for a young person or any person starting out.   The guitar playing was very musical, but not as difficult as many other more complicated scores.  It was a good song to learn on.

So I’m out walking this morning to do something and I find myself singing this refrain:

Follow me where I go what I do and who I know
Make it part of you to be a part of me
Follow me up and down all the way and all around
Take my hand and say you’ll follow me

Then I remembered more:

It’s long been on my mind
You know it’s been a long, long time
I’ve tried to find the way that I can make you understand
The way I feel about you and just how much I need you
To be there where I can talk to you
When there’s no one else around

And then most of the rest, with some fudging until I stopped myself wondering what the hell I was doing singing on a sidewalk.

You see I’d like to share my life with you
And show you things I’ve seen
Places that I’m going to places where I’ve been
To have you there beside me and never be alone
And all the time that you’re with me
We will be at home

Follow me where I go what I do and who I know
Make it part of you to be a part of me
Follow me up and down all the way
Take my hand and I will follow you

I had the feeling I was praying, and I was talking to God or God was talking to me.  That doesn’t make it so.   I could be wrong.   But I don’t know if it matters if you are wrong about prayer.   It just is.   Hello God.  I am at the Vigil for Justice on a sidewalk some days, and sometimes I am on a sidewalk singing.

 

 

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