Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything. They make you feel so alive that you’d follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.
I am well aware that today is a huge love-fest for Bob Dylan all over the internet, TV and music but I figured I’d put a word in.
In my opinion Dylan is one of the most incredible human beings that has ever lived. It’s mind boggling that someone can be so well spoken and can make mass amounts of brilliant art for the world to enjoy. The way he thinks is unlike any other human being.
It’s funny, how connected you can feel to someone and how big an impact they can have on your life without even really being part of your life. Bob Dylan is to me what an imaginary friend is to a child and he manifests himself through music and writing. I cannot fathom the effect that the wisdom of this man has had on my life.
Happy 70th birthday Bob Dylan, you beautiful person. Thanks for being a guiding light and a source of wisdom. Most of all though, I’m waiting on those 6 books, so get writing before you can’t write anymore.
Now off I go, to finish my day with Positively 4th Street on repeat, washing the bitterness out of my system.