Somedays I just want it simple. Sweet and simple. Inhale, exhale. Here and now. But life is not always simple.
Songwriter Dick Feller wrote and recorded Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone). His recording of this song never hit the charts. John Denver covered it five years later and it was a hit. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Some_Days_Are_Diamonds_Some_Days_Are_Stone). But there’s more to this story.
Dick Feller, born Richard Dean Feller in 1943, wrote many hit songs that were recorded by others such as Tex Ritter, Jimmy Dean, Jerry Reed et al. But there’s more to this story.
Dick Feller published his/her autobiography Some Days Are Diamonds in 2014 when “she came out publicly as a trans woman and adopted the name Deena Kaye Rose. Her book was rejected by the Nashville library system in 2019.” (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deena_Kaye_Rose).
My heart goes out to all of us today as we try to keep it simple, sweetheart. And when life isn’t simple, I invite you to pause, breathe and smile.
Today’s haiku: KISS
Let’s keep it simple
when we can and when we can’t
take a peaceful breath.