I reblogged this because I have always been inspired by Pete Seeger. Jennifer does a great job of sharing the experience of attending his concert. This paragraph from the blog really sum up what I think of when I think of Pete Seeger: Focus on the positive, Pete seemed to be telling us—on what can be done, what should be done, what is being done to make our world a safer, saner, more loving place. Do the work together, joyfully, singing all the while. Have courage, be of good heart, and don’t be afraid to brave the storm, together.
Every generation there are a few great souls that rise up so full of the sap of life that their cup brims over and carries everyone around them along with it.
Pete Seeger is one of those great souls. Born in 1919, coming of age during the Great Depression and the American labor movement, he channeled his gift for moving others into his music, and became the voice of several generations of Americans restless with the status quo, searching for a better world.
I grew up with the songs of Pete and his soulmate Woody Guthrie, another bright flame who burned himself out after only 55 years on the planet, dying in 1967.
Pete, now 94 years old, has been steady and unwavering all these years, staying focused on social and environmental justice through all the ups and downs, through all the changes in leadership and the rise and fall…
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