Those Not Busy Being Born …

What a terrible week it has been. A week that began with 149 people being flown to their deaths against a mountainside and ended with the deaths of three men who, in their various ways, have brought a great deal, not just to my life, which they each illuminated in a number of ways, but the lives of many others – guitarist John Renbourn, born 1944, poet and Nobel Prize winner Tomas Transtromer, born 1931 and artist Albert Irvin, born 1922.

John Renbourn

John Renbourn

John Renbourn

John Renbourn

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/27/john-renbourn-ceaseless-explorer-of-song-pentangle-folk-appreciation

Tomas Transtromer

Tomas Transtromer

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/28/books/tomas-transtromer-crystalline-swedish-poet-dies-at-83.html?_r=0

Albert Irvin

Albert Irvin

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/mar/27/albert-irvin

I shall attempt to write more about each of these three men later …

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