Monday, June 18, 2007

John Denver Remembered at Daily Kos

I appreciated "feduphoosier's" diary [link] about John Denver today at the Daily Kos blog, as did many more bloggers at the website. Neil Genzlinger of the New York Times may have panned a theatre production about the 70s-singer called "Almost Heaven", but while employing a tone that was decidedly elitist and condescending toward them, he didn't omit the fact that Denver had many, many fans. As a young girl, John Denver increased my awareness of the good and gracious green of the earth....not the kind of "dollar-green" that is at the center of the intense ideological focus on capitalism that has brought our environment to such dire straits. Seeing what he believed was too much of an apathetic generation of young people, John Denver believed in and worked creatively - in his time and timelessly - to promote the idea that each of us can (and should) participate as individuals to work toward the common goal of a sustainable future, appreciating and safeguarding a healthy environemnt.

"No one person has to do it all but if each one of us follow our heart and our own inclinations we will find the small things that we can do to create a sustainable future and a healthy environment."

John Denver


The Truffle said...

My aunt LOVED John Denver. In fact, she declared a national day of mourning when he died.

I just remember he became really hawt-lookin' in the 1980s. LOL

Larry said...

I just watched John Denver on PBS over the weekend.