One Single Impression‘s invitation this time around is for ‘kindness’ – when I read that and the quotes from Kikaku and Basho, I had no idea what I could contribute. It took looking at whypaisley’s post to arrive at an inspiration, albeit an oblique one.
But I can’t find it in myself
To let my kindness go
I just can’t let it go …
This is, some readers might recognize it, a variation of three lines out of Jesse Winchester’s song My songbird – (“But I can’t find it in myself / To let my songbird go / I just can’t let her go”).
I often find that kindness is my first impulse, but then my questioning brain sets in, and the impulse is all that happens…
Here’s a video of Emmylou Harris performing the song: