Native wisdom

“When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.”
– Chief Aupumut in 1725, Mohican.


No Stan Getz But Plenty Horns

We attempted to hear hear some music at a popular jazz club in Paris last night. I was thinking Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto’s “Corcovado.” Instead of “quiet nights and quiet stars,” there were millions of cars beeping soccer chants (think “Ole, Ole” being performed at your steering wheel.) It was absolutely bonkers. C’est la vie.