Robert Hunter, RIP

Today, Robert Hunter passed away…

Lyricist for the Grateful Dead, and so much more – Hunter penned some of the stuff that became our memorable moments in life. His words carried through the tunes and gave them the spirit they needed to sit up on the shelf for generations; without need of support. He was so prolific, that what he was able to create didn’t need explanation. Which is kind of wild, seeing how out there the Dead were known to get – how out there those lyrics were known to get…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

And now he’s gone.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

I saw Hunter years ago. He played somewhere that I can’t right now remember. But I do remember how he came on to the stage quietly, there was a burst of energy and enlightenment, and then he left the stage, as he came, about an hour later.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Not knowing him, I get the feeling that, that is what just happened. That, that scenario sums up Robert Hunter – as well as I know him. That he came into the world quietly – had a burst – and left quietly. How amazing. How beautiful. How lyrical.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

So goodbye, a friend I never knew – who helped see me through the good times and the bad times, along with his brother in song, Jerry Garcia. May your next life be as much of an adventure as this one.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Thank you.

“Hi” to Jerry when you see him down the road.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

#roberthunter #rip #greatfuldead #family #wordshaman

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