COAL DUST ON THE TOMBSTONE

Through some lucky twist of Fate--which by the way now acts through Mark Zuckerberg--this found its way to my Facebook feed.  Both the song and slideshow are tremendously evocative of coal country--in the very first image, the slope of the hills immediately took me home.  

The song was written by Kay Smith Elliott. It speaks eloquently to the hardship and danger that lead not only to the fatalism that I always associate with where I'm from, but  sometimes to madness as well.