US - California - Full Moon 77 - 01/18/03
The Mountain Goats
Where I'm at and where I've been, that's all I really think about really. That's all I really
have, right? Maybe where I'm going, too. Otherwise, it's just my memories and the moment. And
those moments' memories. I often find myself telling the same stories to the same people sometimes.
I never would of done that 20 years ago... man, these stories are even getting stories. It makes
me feel old.
I used to always say that It's not where you live - it's how you live, but you know what?
Geography matters. Where we came from and where we're going, not to even mention the places that'll
leave us in between.
I used to go down to New Orleans, a whole bunch of times like Mecca. They say that The Crescent
City is a lot like a lot of Europe, but the signs are all in English. Well, I don't know about
that, but it sure does feel a lot older there. Like the place has more history than even I can
Some old head tripper once said that we're all really born at the same time, man. What the
hell does that mean? There's young and there's old - we've seen it.
We've been it. We'll be it.
Copyright © 2003 Alice Kenner