Sometimes you know things have to change

“Sometimes you know things have to change, are going to change, but you can only feel it – like in that song of Sam Cooke’s, “Change Is Gonna Come” – but you don’t know it in a purposeful way.  Little things foreshadow what’s coming, but you may not recognize them.  But then something immediate happens and you’re in another world, you jump into the unknown, have an instinctive understanding of it – you’re set free.  You don’t need to ask questions and you already know the score.  It seems like when that happens, it happens fast, like magic, but it’s really not like that.  It isn’t like some dull boom goes off and suddenly you’re very quick and sure about something.  It’s more deliberate.  It’s more like you’ve been working in the light of day and then you see one day that it’s getting dark early, that it doesn’t matter where you are – it won’t do any good.  It’s a reflective thing.  Somebody holds the mirror up, unlocks the door – something jerks it open and you’re shoved in and your head has to go into a different place.  Sometimes it takes a certain somebody to make you realize it.  Mike Seeger had that effect on me.”

Bob Dylan, Chronicles Volume One

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~ by Julianna on November 13, 2010.

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