...I'm okay with being REALITY-based.

Friday, September 12, 2003
      ( 9:50 AM )

Seems like I've been saying that a lot lately. Today I say a fond farewell to Johny Cash. I have memories of sitting in my living room as a kid listening to "Boy Named Sue" and laughing hilariously with my dad. Johnny Cash was an Air Force veteran and a school of hard knocks veteran. He was devout in his faith and true to his roots. I don't think I would be too far off the mark to say this great man died of a broken heart. I hope am sure he and June are together and happy again.

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time.
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine,
I walk the line

I find it very, very easy to be true
I find myself alone when each day is through
Yes, I'll admit I'm a fool for you
Because you're mine,
I walk the line

As sure as night is dark and day is light
I keep you on my mind both day and night
And happiness I've known proves that it's right
Because you're mine,
I walk the line

You've got a way to keep me on your side
You give me cause for love that I can't hide
For you I know I'd even try to turn the tide
Because you're mine,
I walk the line

(p.s. I had been trying to think how the Rule of Three could fit Warren Zevon, Edward Teller and Leni Riefenstahl - but now I see it fits Zevon, Cash and John Ritter (R.I.P) and the other two are just waiting for their trio to fill out...perhaps the world will be rid of another scourge soon)

(p.p.s. a note on John Ritter - he was truly talented and was so full of zest. He really made very role he was in so energetic, and he always made me laugh. I know too that little children will miss him as well...he has been the voice of Clifford the Big Red Dog for a while now (for which he received two Emmy noms).)

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