Ultimate Playlist #497: Halley Came to Jackson

The great Southern writer Eudora Welty was born in 1909 in Jackson, Mississippi. One night in 1910, her father took her out onto the porch of the house he’d built with his own hands and watched as Halley’s comet came to town.

Welty relates this anecdote in her memoir of creativity, One Writer’s Beginnings.

Mary Chapin Carpenter read this book, and turned the story into a beautiful song of how the ones we love outlast us.

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  1. As always MCC really delivers songs from her heart. First time hearing this song, and what an inspirational song it is. A song of “you just gotta believe”. I love this message, some believe and some don’t, you do what you have to do to get you through this life. I choose to believe, believe in what? Well, you believe in things that cannot be shown scientifically, you believe in what “you just know”, and what you feel in your heart to be true”. I believe in the stars and beyond, and the occasional comet, I just love that image. I believe in inspiration, you just have to latch on and take the ride, I wouldn’t want to live any other way. Wonderful song of hope and inspiration, that I will listen to again and again. Very inspiring selection Egg

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