This is a post I'm not even sure I can write.
I'll just say that this is a song for a friend, who's been admitted to a hospice. She's being kept comfortable and is out of pain. The news is not good. But that's not what I want to talk about tonight. Instead, the song. Nick Drake. Fruit Tree. I've known this song for at least as long as I've known my friend--which is 26 years. Every time I hear it, it jerks me out of myself. I have to shut the laptop; I have to sit still where I am. I have to stop everything, which is what I think the best songs, poems, stories, etc. can do for us.
Fruit Tree - Nick Drake