Ever since he was on The Grammy’s last week, Glen Campbell‘s Gentle On My Mindhas been on mine.

Cover of "Gentle on My Mind"

Cover of Gentle on My Mind

Who would have thought the irony would come to play when he found this song so many years ago and made it his forever?  He has Alzheimer’s and is on a farewell tour.

I can’t tell you how sad that makes me feel on the inside to know that he’s going through that.  There’s so many people who have this disease and I think it’s got to be one of the worst ways we’ve found yet to go–slowly and with anything but gentle on our minds.

This song’s melancholy easiness and gentle rift like water flowing down a mountain stream has always captured me.

And now I forever have the images of him on that stage with Sir Paul McCartney standing out in the crowd singing along.  What a great honor, Glenn!

In life Mr. Campbell has fought his series of show biz demons.  Who can forget the stories just a few years ago of him being arrested for DUI or public intoxication one?

Like him, I’m going to let those memories disappear into the night and the rhythm of the wonder of the joy of something so pleasant that indeed, it’s gentle on my mind.

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