An Excerpt from Robert Hunter's online Journal found here
A persistent image I have of Jerry which seems strangely resonant with his coming and going: a brilliant sunny day on a boat bobbing above the abyss of Molokini where the floor of the ocean suddenly drops off a cliff and plunges to unknown depths, I watch him check his gear then sit on the edge of the boat and tumble over backwards into the water, which is clear to a depth of several hundred feet. I watch him dwindle in size as he descends further and further, spread eagle and motionless, until he is only a speck to the eye, then disappears altogether from view and there is no more Jerry, only ocean.
It's been 10 years
"Well I ain't often right but I've never been wrong
It seldom turns out the way it does in the song
Once in a while you get shown the light
In the strangest of places if you look at it right"
This page is just to share some of the pictures and words of and from a great man, who changed the face of music, this country, and created a subculture all his own, and is still here long after he has departed.
The guy Ben & Jerry named their ice cream "Cherry Garcia" after and other fascinating facts -
"What Jerry means to me is that there is a way to live life on your own terms and have a life so vital and creative as to become part of the world culture"
Amazing thoughts for Jerry can be found here http://www.jerrygarcia.com/daysbetween.html
"Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil."
" For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part. "
" I'm shopping around for something to do that no one will like."
" Nobody stopped thinking about those psychedelic experiences. Once you've been to some of those places, you think, "How can I get back there again
but make it a little easier on myself?"
"You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do. "
Just saying thank you... FOR A REAL GOOD TIME!