Carly Simon retraces creative steps

One of my favorite things is to listen to an artist of any kind retrace their creative steps. I understand why they’re reluctant to do so because it’s difficult. Building an idea is not like building a physical object.

For this reason you usually see artists give a glib answer to get through the question. But Simon at least explains the mechanics of how she pulled the different parts together.
You can clearly see Simon holding back on her answer because the song is extremely personal. But that is what made the song a classic in the first place

McArthur Burney Falls State Park

This was a great stop on a long road trip to Seattle. The McArthur Burney Falls State park is definitely off the beaten path, but a great destination to rest for a day or three and unwind. A relatively small campground park with cabins, but a lot of amenities in great condition.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town

There are many phenomenal things to see in Cape Town, and this botanical garden offers a nice peaceful rest from being on the go in South Africa. Take your time, mosey along the trails, and you’ll see some plants that might only be possible in a few parts of the world.

Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeespoortdam

Several years ago I had the good fortune of going to Johannesburg South Africa. An adventure for sure in all the ways that word implies. But one of the true highlights was a trip to theĀ Hartbeespoortdam Elephant Sanctuary.

I can say with certainty that you want to live in a world in which you have a 6,000 lb elephant as a friend that travels everywhere with you. I got to walk with one for about 50 yards and there is nothing like it.

In my feet I felt the vibration of his steps landing on the ground a few feet behind me.