I’ve been watching the great HBO series Six Feet Under on DVD for about a week, and yesterday I saw the episode which ends with Ruth Fisher singing along with a tape of Joni Mitchell. I didn’t even recognize the song, but a google search for the lyrics revealed it was Woodstock.
Then last night I had a dream about walking up a long hill with the same song playing in my head, but when I came to the crest and looked down, instead of mobs at a concert I saw a flood like an ocean, and millions of people washed away in it.
“And maybe it’s the time of year
or maybe it’s the time of man
and I don’t know who I am
but you know life is for learning.”
“We are stardust,
billion year-old carbon,
we are golden,
caught in the devil’s bargain
and we got to get ourselves
back to the garden.”