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Thread #70103 Message #1194110
Posted By: DaveA
26-May-04 - 01:03 AM
Thread Name: Seeger's swan song?
Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
I think Deckman hit the nail on the head - it is a dilemma for everyone. The thought of Pete as a stumbling travesty of his old self is tragic, but who among us who have heard him gather up an audience & get them singing would not like to hear it happen just one more time.
I feel we owe it to Pete to let him decide how & when he wishes to put the banjo down - and to support & applaud whatever decision he reaches. He really has earned the right to do what HE wishes.
And three pertinent thoughts from very diverse people on reaching very senior years:
1/ Charles de Gaulle
"Old age makes shipwrecks of us all"
"Its not how well the bear dances, its that it dances at all"
"He was granted the grace to go at a time of his own choosing"
God Bless You Pete
The world is a better place for you having lived.