Monday, November 26, 2007

Billion Year Carbon

I know I'll age myself with this post, but these lyrics came to mind today, written by Joni Mitchell and performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. A couple of lines really jut out as cosmologically resonating. The title is "Woodstock."

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We are stardust, we are golden,
We are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.

Well, then can I walk beside you?
I have come to lose the smog,
And I feel myself a cog in somethin' turning.
And maybe it's the time of year,
Yes and maybe it's the time of man.
And I don't know who I am,
But life is for learning.

....

We are stardust, we are golden,
We are caught in the devil's bargain,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.

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6 Comments:

Blogger UmmFarouq said...

Perhaps you are a smidge older than I, but boy, they could write lyrics.

11/27/2007 2:50 AM  
Blogger Edward Ott said...

Yeah i really like joni mitchel. great blog by the way.

11/29/2007 7:36 AM  
Anonymous Maliha said...

Salamaat,
Congrats, you've been nominated o'wise one!

http://www.brasscrescent.org

11/30/2007 9:18 AM  
Blogger fromclay said...

Thanks, Maliha. Congratulations to you as well. Now, if all of my dear grasshoppers heed my call ...

11/30/2007 2:34 PM  
Blogger Irving said...

Haha, you are really old, just like me :)

Ya Haqq!

12/01/2007 10:18 AM  
Blogger fromclay said...

Thanks, gramps.

12/01/2007 10:21 AM  

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