Monday, December 28, 2009


"Now the first of December was covered with snow
So was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston
Though the Berkshires seem dreamlike on account of that frosting
With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go..."

Traveling that same road, on our way to spend Christmas with my lovely wife's sister and her family in Connecticut, I thought of this lyric and was damn glad that the "frosting" was merely window decoration at the side of the highway and not on it. Thankfully, life did not imitate the art of James Taylor.

JT must have had Robert Frost's poem, "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" in mind while composing "Sweet Baby James"

Miles to go before I sleep

Though it did involve covering many miles, the drive was beautiful with sunny skies and wonderfully clear roads. The scenery in New York State never fails to dazzle the eye. Christmas in the US of A was perfect, as my son had a terrific time with his cousins.

Back home now, looking forward to my buddy's New Year bash, followed by a two night gig at Pier 21 here in Ottawa.

1 comment:

Perplexio said...

I-87 between Plattsburgh and Albany I'd argue is one of the most beautiful stretches of highway in the United States.

I may not miss much about living in NY state, but I do very much miss the beautiful scenery of the Adirondacks.