Rest in peace, Pete Seeger

//Rest in peace, Pete Seeger

Rest in peace, Pete Seeger

Sad day: The indefatigable songman and peace activist Pete Seeger died today, at the age of 94. He was a national treasure for all those Americans who stood up and spoke out, who refused to let the country pursue its hateful ways of war and oppression. His banjo was decorated with the message: « This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender. »
Many of us grew up with his songs in our heads, and his greatest gift, perhaps, was inspiring everyone to sing along, to follow his joyful songline.
« Realize that little things lead to bigger things, » he once said. « And this wonderful parable in the New Testament: the sower scatters seeds. Some seeds fall in the pathway and get stamped on, and they don’t grow. Some fall on the rocks, and they don’t grow. But some seeds fall on fallow ground, and they grow and multiply a thousand fold. Who knows where some good little thing that you’ve done may bring results years later that you never dreamed of? »

By | 2015-10-02T15:15:25+01:00 janvier 28th, 2014|Textes|2 Comments

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

2 Comments

  1. Tu es cela 30 janvier 2014 at 17 h 42 min - Reply

    Yes, "Turn, Turn, Turn".
    Marvelous.

  2. hugo 30 janvier 2014 at 15 h 27 min - Reply

    He also said in another of his songs: "to everything there is a season"

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