|John Friend, a young foolish man, with Zan Overall, truly a Wise Old Man.|
I've been meaning to take a trip up to Los Angeles to visit my good friend, Zan Overall, the Wise Old Man. Zan and I met over one year ago, and have been good friends ever since. I drove up to Los Angeles yesterday morning and spent the day with Zan. We perused his excellent library of books, drove around Hollywood, enjoyed a nice dinner, and attended an open mic night at a local Hollywood club. Zan sang a wonderful song he wrote, which I will hopefully have on YouTube later tonight or tomorrow.
Zan and I had some great conversations and just enjoyed our time together, which was very nice considering all the bullshit drama going on in the "truth" movement lately. At dinner, Zan and I brainstormed and discussed some of the issues dividing the "truth" movement, and ways to overcome these differences to effectively and pragmatically make some concrete moves against the criminal forces controlling our society. I will have a post explaining all this in the near future.
Here is the video I took of Zan singing his wonderful song, Strangers Again. Lyrics are below.
Strangers once, strangers again,
Trying to forget what lovers we've been.
Strangers once, until the day we met.
Strangers again, I've lost you and yet---
No matter what I do, I go on loving you!
I love you, though we're strangers again!
Lovers once, lost in the night,
Running from the dawn,
Afraid of the light.
Afraid to really live!
Afraid to really love!
Afraid to really give!
Oh, it mustn't end this way!
I'll find you and I'll say,
"My love is yours!
My life is yours!"
And then ---
I'll hope we're never