Introduce Yourself to the World

I’m taking the WordPress writing course, and this is my first assignment. I’ll try to say something not said on my “about” page.DSC08160

At 67, the defining decade of my life was the 60’s. The soundtrack of my life was laid then, and Janis Joplin was my first concert, and, freedom being just another word for nothing left to lose, a deep inspiration. “A Different Drum” was a sort of permission to respect my own path, and another Linda Rhonstadt song, “Willin”, accompanied me while I worked driving on the North Slope of Alaska:

I been warped by the rain, driven by the snow
I’m drunk and dirty, don’t you know
But I’m still willin’

Out on the road late last night
I’d see my pretty Alice in every headlight
Alice, Dallas Alice

And I’ve been from Tucson to Tucumcari
Tehachapi to Tonopah
Driven every kind of rig that’s ever been made
Driven the backroads so I wouldn’t get weighed
And if you give me weed, whites and wine
And you show me a sign
And I’ll be willin’ to be movin’

And I’ve been kicked by the wind, robbed by the sleet
Had my head stove in but I’m still on my feet
And I’m still willin’

And I smuggled some smokes and folks from Mexico
Baked by the sun every time I go to Mexico
Ah but I’m still

And I’ve been from Tucson to Tucumcari
Tehachapi to Tonopah
Driven every kind of rig that’s ever been made
Driven the backroads so I wouldn’t get weighed
And if you give me weed, whites and wine
And you show me a sign
And I’ll be willin’ to be movin’

And I’m still moving.

Read more:  Linda Ronstadt – Willin’ Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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