So delightful to see and hear Pete Seeger here in this video singing ‘Where Have All the Flowers Gone’.
His voice is pretty well gone but it doesn’t matter.
His spirit is still strong and it tugs us along while the vitality and tunefulness of his banjo playing is undimmed.
Thank you Pete Seeger. By your life, your singing and your song writing you gave us a wonderful example of living a good life.
You offered above all the values you lived by yourself, respect for others, respect for the environment, a belief in the importance of community, the environment, peace and equality. You also of course offered your songs and your singing anywhere and everywhere where those values of yours, by your reckoning, needed upholding. How powerful those songs still are.
You never grasped for celebrity Pete. Instead you lived a life of commitment and purpose and for that reason we celebrate you. Every time someone life dedicated to the value of all humanity it reminds us of what we all can do, it is a gift. Thank you for that gift.