Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Answer


I see the red ribbons tied to the metal star

every day from the windows and

when I drive into the driveway I always

love to see them blowing in the wind..

I had to photo them yesterday for the umpteenth

time as the late afternoon

light was fascinating me.

So this morning what I was working on,took

back seat to doing this spread which

reminds me of back in the 60's , learning

to play guitar enough to strum folk

music, perform a bit...and never forget

that music.
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How many roads must a man walk down
before you call him a man?
Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, n' how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes,n' how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

10 comments:

scus said...

I like this one., is the answer really just blowing in the wind?? I can remember painting ribbons in class., always fun.

Anonymous said...

Scuss, Yes, you just have to go outdoors with a bubble pipe and blow them into the wind and they will spell out all you want to know.....

MILLY said...

There is something so lovely about ribbons. I can image how much pleasure they are to watch blowing in the wind.

Carolyn said...

This is so beautiful...what medium are you using?

Anonymous said...

Carolyn--pencil, Pitt pens, watercolor pencils and waterbrushes...I seldom vary as this seems to be the magic mix for me--I've enjoyed totally enjoyed using these tools. Winna

Margaret Ann said...

Love this...Weren't the 60's fun!? LOl :)

Anonymous said...

This picture should win a blue ribbon!

Tyanne said...

This one really appeals to me, love the star and the ribbons.

rachelhoward said...

Really nice feeling from this pic - I love anything like flags and ribbons in the breeze. I have a lovely memory of Glastonbury a few years ago in the field with all the flags, just watching them and hearing them flapping against a beautiful blue sky. I wish I had a photo of that...

Reminds me of some happy times.

freebird said...

I remember making a movie for my English class based on this song back when I was a junior in high school. It's still one of my favorites. Great page and memory.