Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Quote of the Day (Patti Smith, on How ‘Everything Changes’)

“We want things we cannot have. We seek to reclaim a certain moment, sound, sensation. I want to hear my mother’s voice. I want to see my children as children. Hands small, feet swift. Everything changes. Boy grown, father dead, daughter taller than me, weeping from a bad dream. Please stay forever, I say to the things I know. Don’t go. Don’t grow.” —Poet-singer-songwriter-memoirist Patti Smith, M Train (2015)

(The image accompanying this post, of Patti Smith performing at New York’s Bowery Ballroom,  was taken by her sister, Kimberly Smith, on Dec. 31, 2007.)

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