2:10:51 PM 07.16.09
Woodstock is a part of me. I was not even born yet though everything I am is from the gifts my Mother gave me. She was a "true flower child" and in 1969 she was 17 defining herself in this world. She bestowed the gift of LOVE on me, a love for humanity, a love for life, a love for freedom and most a love for MUSIC. As I grew up she would sing to me Melanie songs. She exposed me to music from around the world but we always fell back to the comfort of Folk Music and the Fabulous music of the 60's and 70's. She took me to festivals growing up and I still go to music festivals today with my children. My Mother passed away in August of 2007, the night before she was at the Philadelphia Folk Festival despite being on oxygen and in a electric wheel chair. She got to be at her beloved Music Festival one more time before she died the next day in her sleep from heart failure. Whenever I hear music from that era and whenever I am in a festival enviroment I feel her with me. What a treat it would be to be there at Woodstock 2009... 40 years after my Mother found herself! I would be honored to sing along with Melanie in the crowd. Getting goosebumps just thinking of it!