I’m listening to the newest Johnny Cash album The Man Comes Around. It is really unbelievably good. I was surprised to see that the song “Hung My Head” was written by Sting. It sounded so much like a JC song lyrically that I figured he wrote it. It’s hard to listen to this album without seeing the long black veil coming down in the mind’s eye. This man is winding it down, finishing his long slow business of dying, losing his loved ones, and along the way he pauses to sing some songs of pain and joy for us. I am enriched and saddened and depressed and uplifted as I listen along.