Library Girl presents Cat Stevens Tribute – at Ruskin Theatre – Tonight! 9/8/13

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter,

but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.
– Cat Stevens

Cover Photo

3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, California 90405

“Mona Lisa” by L. K. Thayer

Photo by Alexis Rhone Fancher

he used to
sing ‘Mona Lisa’
to me
in the halls

he was an art teacher
a gentle, creative force
he liked sitting with us

Cat Stevens records
with his


he was struck by

while flying

a kite

he died


still sent

his message

of freedom


“Or is this the way to hide a broken heart?
Many dreams have been brought
To your doorstep
They just lie there
And they die there
Are you warm are you real
Mona Lisa?
Or just a cold and lonely

Work of art?

Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa”

Jay Livingston
Ray Evans

© 1950

L. K. Thayer

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