Since high school I have been a Harry Chapin fan. I was fortunate to see him perform live at the Valley Forge Music Fair which was a theater in the round. The performer sat on a circular stage in the center with seats on all sides. The stage turned so that everyone in the audience had the best seat in the house for some portion of the night.

Sadly, Harry died too young in 1981, 40 years ago. One of his most simple but still great songs is Circle which starts out “All my life’s a circle, sunrise and sundown. Moon rolls through the nighttime, till the daybreak comes around. All my life’s a circle, but I can’t tell you why. Season’s spinning round again; the years keep rollin’ by.”

Linda Thompson is the community services director for the Adams County Office for Aging Inc.

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