Thank you, Cat Stevens
NB: I know Cat Stevens has changed his name to Yusef Islam but as Cat Stevens was his stage name during this period, I’ve chosen to use that name.
This is another musical treat.
Cat Stevens wrote the sound track to an amazing, life-affirming film called Harold & Maude, in which a teenage boy falls in love with an eccentric, free spirited old lady. The film’s central theme is freedom, in all senses of the word, and Cat Stevens wrote one of my favourite ever songs to illustrate this. You can listen to it here (with lyrics, cos lyrics are important) – it’s an absolute joy and one I listen too when I’m feeling blue:
Thank you, Cat Stevens, for giving me a song that always lifts my spirits and reminds me that freedom is a choice, regardless of circumstance.
Find out more about Cat Stevens:
- Watch Harold & Maude (nothing to do with him, apart from the soundtrack, but everyone should see this film at least once!)
- Visit his website
- Another week with no books… Blimey!