“By the Mark”

 

 

“By the Mark”

 

 

Speaking of religion …

I find that there is something very spiritual about Gillian Welch’s song “By The Mark”

on YouTube, at

 

 

 

 

I shared this song with a relative a while ago. He has good and wide ranging musical tastes — in short, musical discernment.

He knows me intimately, but he asked me, “are you religious?”

I answered, “No, not particularly. But I respect people who are.”

 

–Roger W. Smith

    November 2016

About Roger W. Smith

Roger W. Smith is a writer and independent scholar based in New York City. His experience includes freelance writing and editing, business writing, book reviewing, and the teaching of writing and literature as an adjunct professor. Mr. Smith's interests include personal essays and opinion pieces; American and world literature; culture, especially books and reading; current issues that involve social, moral, and philosophical views; and experiences of daily living from a ground level perspective. He hosts separate websites devoted to the authors Theodore Dreiser and Pitirim A. Sorokin and to classical music as well as family history/genealogy.
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