If It's Magic
By Mark Grube ~ Posted Tue, 12/14/2010 - 12:09pm
There aren't many better ways to access the magic and mystery of existence than dreaming. My all time favorite came to me this summer. I was out behind a farmhouse somewhere at twilight. A cow grazed in a field. He wore a vest made of acorns. Girls in uniforms wandered past, offering loaves of warm bread. A dog in a harness pulled a wagon filled with sleeping fawns.
More recently, in anticipation of the new Cassandra Wilson album, I had a dream where I listened to the entire CD. Upon waking, of course, the whole thing receded into the fog. All I could recall was part of a bassline and one song: Shall We Dance. It's too bad we can't hold on to that stuff tighter and longer. I do remember that I really loved it, though. In fact, now that I've heard the real thing, I'd recommend my dream version...the ultimate unreleased bootleg.
My favorite part of the actual CD is her cover of a Stevie Wonder song...
If it's magic...
Then why can't it be everlasting
Like the sun that always shines
Like the poets in this rhyme
Like the galaxies in time
If it's pleasing...
Then why can't it be never leaving
Like the day that never fails
Like on seashores there are shells
Like the time that always tells
It holds the key to every heart
Throughout the universe
It fills you up without a bite
And quenches every thirst