|Take Me Home, Country Roads|
Yesterday I headed out to a new walking trail/park near our house. Clint had been walking there a couple of times. We were on different schedules yesterday, I walked a little later and took my camera. These photos were made during my walk. John Denver's song, Take Me Home, Country Roads came to mind and how I always loved that song. I was thinking of the scenes before me, the walking trail stretching before me looking like country roads. The country roads I had missed so badly when I lived in Texas. So many scenes, scents, and sounds from yesterday had reminded me again how much I had missed Tennessee.
I continued to walk and snap pictures, all the while with John Denver's lyrics flowing through my head. William P. Young had written about how we all have a "Great Sadness". I could not help but think when I read this book my "great sadness" was being away from home ... Tennessee.
|And driving down the road I get the feeling |
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday.
|All my memories, gathered 'round her ...|
|Miners' Lady, stranger to blue water ...|
|Life is old there, older than the trees ...|
|"East Tennessee", mountain mama ...|
|Misty taste of moonshine, teardrops in my eyes.|
|Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze ...|
|I hear her voice in the morning how she calls me.|
Hot and tired after walking two miles, I got to the car and hurriedly turned on the air conditioning. The radio started with the first word not quite audible but the following words I could plainly hear ... "...Mountain mama, take me home, country roads". I could barely believe that "Country Roads, Take Me Home" was playing on the radio when I started the car. I could not help but get a little emotional at that time, I had to sit there for a few minutes. Author Squire D. Rushnell
writes of When God Winks. I felt this moment was definitely a God wink for me.
The radio reminds me of my home far away.