I was thinking of sitting with love… its everyday ho-hum… its brilliant fire even before our complacency. Its beauty.
It took him 12 years to win her, and it was worth the wait. Johnny Cash’s storied love for June Carter was a study in patience, faith and trust. He credited her with saving his life as she supported him in his recovery from alcohol and drug addiction – for being his light in those darkest days. She reveled in his steady, abiding and honest adoration of her. Their 35-year collaboration spanned love, music and family; they were model partners. In this modest note to June on her 65th birthday, penned while he was on the road performing in Denmark, Johnny conveys the purity and reach of his love in characteristic Man in Black style: with simplicity, and depth.