Monday, July 03, 2006

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash's wife had just died. Diabetes had cost him much of his sight, and he needed a wheelchair.

The unnamed AP writer commented : "The one selection that seems ill-conceived is Hank Williams' "A Legend in My Time," with a jarringly self-pitying tone."

I can see why the writer is unnamed; he should be ashamed of saying such a jerky thing. In our society, people who have suffered severe loss, and who may be in physical discomfort, or even severe pain, are often expected to be cheerful, and not discomfort the more fortunate. What a sadistic attitude.

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