Music Monday – “The morning breaks like porcelain/Across an eastern sky/I stare across an open field/I sit and wonder why/Why the world’s so beautiful/And why it’s so sad.”

The news of Jack Layton’s passing today, although not unexpected, is still sad and tragic for so many reasons.  There is much grieving today from party supporters and much respect from people from across the political spectrum for a man who was truly special within the political realm.

I tried to think of an appropriate song to post for Music Monday and kept coming back to how so many people obviously saw Jack Layton as more than a politician.  He was a friend, he was a mentor, he was a guy to sit and shoot the shit with over a beer.  He was a role model, a survivor, an organizer.  He was a rabble-rouser, a person who practiced what he preached, a person who made things happen.  He was sincere.  He was charismatic.  He was ethical.

He was a son, a husband and a father.

And then I thought of this song, one of the simplest, saddest songs I know (which is very appropriate today):



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