Ultimate Playlist #500: The Dance

For awhile now, I’ve been thinking of the song that would end the Ultimate Playlist. It wouldn’t necessarily be my favorite song, as mostly I just add songs to the list as I think of them, and I don’t know that I could pick just one–or even a handful–of favorite songs.

But in time in became clear that there was only one song to end the playlist.

There isn’t a lot of Garth Brooks in the Ultimate Playlist, but that’s mostly because it’s very difficult to find high quality videos on You Tube. So I hope you’ll excuse the slightly lower quality.

Thank you all for following along with the Ultimate Playlist.

Stay safe.

And tune in tomorrow for a new weekly series that I’ll be kicking off (in addition to the regular Sunday morning posts).

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.