Friday, January 19, 2007

Hurt

There are prophetic moments that, in hindsight, define certain people. Here is Johnny Cash, country western star and the Man in Blck, contemplating what he will leave behind near the eve of his final farewell. The shots of his wife looking over him and the knowing look in her eyes are truly haunting. This is a masterpiece. A musical icon embracing not only new music, but his own inevitable mortality. When Cash recorded this song and video, he was gravely ill. To me this shows his acceptance of his fate, and the realization that, dispite the trappings of fame, he is only human. Frail, small, and forever humbled by the realities of the human journey. He was an artist in every sense of the word and I miss him.


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