Searching for America’s Front Porch

| 9/11/2012 10:50:45 AM

Tags: Front Porch, music, folk singer, Michael Johnathon, WoodSongs, guitar, banjo, Pete Seeger, Kentucky, home, community, Ghandi, Thoreau, Michael Johnathon,

Once upon a time, America loved itself.  

It loved what it was, what it stood for, what it was going to be. And isn't that the journey of every people and civilization throughout history? They begin with tremendous promise and fiery passion ... then relax and settle into the reflection of their illusions only to quickly lose the heart and spirit of what they aspired to be. Even today, we look around us and realize we are but a pale shadow of the moral greatness we hoped for.  


Ghandi, as he watched his beloved India ripping itself apart, said:   

"Where there is love, there is life."  

Love is a wonderful, amazing, powerful and addictive human need. It's the nuclear fuel that powers us when we have it ... and the crippling blow that stops us cold when taken away. Love is our most powerful joy hanging by a fine thread connected to our greatest pain. Love is the universal solution to most problems. Ghandi’s point is that love is the very glue that holds this fragile human life together on this planet.  

karen harrison
12/31/2012 10:45:49 PM

Amen, I love the front porch as well as the back porch.

linda sexton
9/26/2012 12:41:32 PM

Great insight . . . and thank you Michael for giving back to our community by bringing quality music to Lexington. WOODSONGS in essence is a big front porch where neighbors gather.

dave smith
9/12/2012 9:41:12 AM

FOLK ON! lol Dave

landra lewis
9/12/2012 1:24:58 AM

Terrific article that paints a beautiful picture of what is truly important.

karen mireau
9/11/2012 11:27:12 PM

Fabulous article!

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