Keith Richards


Feeling rather mellow, deciding Playing For Change hadn’t graced this page in a while, I went on a PFC hunt. What started as needing a Grandpa Elliot or Clarence Bekker fix, turned into a Keith Richards moment. Playing For Change is like that, you never know how it’s going to hit you.

A quick link if you need background…

https://notestoponder.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/why-playing-for-change/

This PFC video might have passed unnoticed Рthen I spotted Richards. Not your Rolling Stones Richards, or some old rocker clinging to former glory Рsimply a 70 year old man happy to sing along. His face, exquisitely carved Рa face that exuded  joy, one making no apologies for ravages of time or unflattering profile. Mesmerized I studied his hands, let my eyes linger on the crevices and folds supporting his masterful visage.

Ponder the face of old age РKeith Richards reminded me how beautiful it can be.  Youth serves a purpose Рhow we conduct ourselves once that fades is the true test of our mettle.