All God Needs Is Gravity To Hold Me Down

July 3, 2006By Josh Allan DykstraLegacy No Comments

Why does travel sound so good? Behold Alison Krauss & Union Station, in “Gravity“: [audio:http://joshallan.com/wp-content/uploads/music/gravity.mp3] And the people who love me still ask me When are you coming back to town And I answer quite frankly When they stop building roads And all God needs is gravity to hold me down Ahh, that sounds pretty … Read More

Don’t Forget Your Green Apron

January 19, 2006By Josh Allan DykstraLife No Comments

Every once in a great while I have these random moments of clarity; like suddenly everything makes sense and I have this peaceful, beautiful perspective of all that’s in existence. They’re always brief — like a flash of lightening that burns a shadow on my mind’s retina, leaving an imprint, a sense, much more lingering … Read More

The Lovely Bones

December 13, 2005By Josh Allan DykstraLegacy No Comments

I wrote this on December 10th, 2005, at 3:33pm in Vail, Colorado, right after finishing a book by Alice Sebold called “The Lovely Bones;” its aftershocks are potent, and it is a book I highly recommend. ———— It shakes me heavily how someone can compose something so poignantly beautiful out of a story so horrifically … Read More