Kate McGarrigle: In life and in death, at the clear fountain of song – The Globe and Mail

A lovely portrait of family, music, love and care (I discovered the McGarrigle Sisters when they were somewhat big in the 70s and 80s). Quote (there are many, this is a teaser to reading the portrait):

“I think she knew, very early on, that it was not a good prognosis. But she in no way succumbed to that concept at all. Yes, she was devastated. She was scared and was certainly troubled. But by the same token, she always remained positive and effervescent about life. When she did get the bad news, she immediately began enjoying life that much more. And believe me, she was always someone who enjoyed it to begin with.”

Kate wrote I Just Want It to Last in 2006, expressing her feelings on mortality: “Make that earth slow down a bit, as it spins round the sun/ It’s going awful fast, and I’m having too much fun.”

Kate McGarrigle: In life and in death, at the clear fountain of song – The Globe and Mail.

 

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