mcnamara’s band

McNamara’s Band

The moon struggles for position in the windy sky, and the wild mice scurry thru the fertile fields. The clock sweeps the remains of my life into a tidy offering to the eternal mystery, and the mystery offers new life in return.

Now I ease into the Grand Acceptance that takes me on its knee and says, “There you are, little Johnny Jump-up! Won’t you dance for us?”

And I’m back in the old Irishman’s living room filled with soldier sons home from the war and their girls and their wives, my wise Irish-Indian grandmother looking on with great pride and love as they gather round and clap their hands and stomp their feet while I dance my young heart out to McNamara’s Band, a scratchy recording played on a Victor-Victrola.

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