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Sunday morning, coming down - brotherron
Sunday morning, coming down
It is one of those Sunday mornings that seem particular to the American South...even without a calender, you would know it is a Sunday. The streets are so quiet and still. The smells of cooking and coffee and cut grass linger in the air. The sky is soft...the humidity is tangible, but there is a hint of a breeze.

There is a wonderful old Kris Kristofferson song called Sunday Morning, Coming Down. Here at the Community Kitchen, where I live and work, the faces of the people here speak those lines:

" Well there's something in a Sunday
that makes a body feel alone,
on the empty Sunday sidewalks,
when you are so far from home.
And there's nothing short of dying,
quite as lonely as the sound
as the silent streets and buildings
and Sunday morning coming down."

The men and women...even the children...seem somehow chastised and subdued on Sundays. Perhaps it is a kind of subliminal nostalgia, a longing for home or mother or goodness that keeps us so quiet and thoughtful on this day of the Pentecost. 

The Spirit has come.

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative

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daveroxit From: daveroxit Date: May 29th, 2007 11:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Only you could combine the mystical and Kris Kristofferson. :) Brava!
ponyboy63 From: ponyboy63 Date: June 11th, 2007 05:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Yup, I know what you mean. Even here you can tell it's a Sunday just by looking at the streets and listening to the people. Everything is just different on a Sunday.

And speaking of Kris Kristofferson... he's just awesome. I had the privelige of seeing 'The Highwaymen' in concert on two occasions and he was really a stand-out in both shows. I just love his song writing!
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