I didn't really discover your sullen, soulful songs until I bought Tapestry on record when I was twenty-four. I guess you could say that I was a late bloomer, but the truth is I think you were always there with me from the beginning. I'm not of the generation I was born in, and neither were you, really. You told me to get up and show the world the love in my heart - you told me this when my world was mottled and grey and I couldn't see past the loneliness I washed myself in daily. Your song is quoted on my wall, just above my bed, so it can seep in through osmosis while I sleep.