After a couple of long drives where we've been listening to old English medleys and letting the lovely music fill up the car, Sonny boy's become a real fan of John Denver (his fave song is Country Roads). So this evening, when I returned slightly early from office and caught a moment with him together, alone, I thought I'd broaden his exposure to Denver. Played Leaving on a Jet Plane on my laptop. Him on my lap, we listened in peace, letting the words flow over us. At the end he saw some comment about John Denver having died on a plane himself.
I told him that John Denver sang this song, and later, much later, he died in a plane crash. And I told him that he sang this song for the girlfriend who the soldier was leaving behind.
He mulled a little on it, and then asked hopefully-
Did the girl die too, on the plane?
And if that isn't a tribute to you, John Denver, I don't know what is.:-)
2 hours ago