Sunday, January 18, 2009
To Gather Mushrooms and Dreams
Though I've never been to Mendocino, or even that far up the California coast, I'm weirdly moved by these two songs and the way Mendocino stands in for home here. I just read that Mendocino, like many towns along the northern California coast, was inhabited by settlers from New England. Doesn't this photo look a little like Provincetown or Gloucester? In that way, the place itself might have been built as a tribute to--and bulwark against--the life left behind. No wonder the name itself serves as such a ripe metaphor. And is there a lovelier set of syllables?
To Mendocino - Essra Mohawk
Talk To Me Of Mendocino - Kate & Anna McGarrigle