Lucinda Williams, where the spirit meets the bone

Then Williams cleared her throat and quoted her father’s poem from memory: “Have compassion for everyone you meet,/ even if they don’t want it. What seems conceit,/ bad manners, or cynicism is always a sign/ of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen./ You do not know what wars are going on/ down there where the spirit meets the bone.”

via Lucinda Williams draws from where the spirit meets the bone.