The Prodigal Gospel...

well, I'd like to believe that you'll always be near me

that we'll meet again in that 'sweet bye and bye'

how I'd love to believe that you could still hear me

when I raise my voice to the sky...

...(the opening lines to an old song of mine...)... on my mind this morning with the news that an old friend has had his partner of many ears 'pass on'...'cross over'... whatever we tend to label that last transition from this 'mortal coil'... the biblical story of the 'prodigal son' was always a favourite of mine, though being raised in a Catholic household, the bible was not a big reference manual... my heart is heavy, and with my old friend and musical partner J.P. Hovercraft.