Doug Smith’s ‘West Texas’–Inspiring

My wife wishes to dedicate this beautiful video to her Pogo friend Bob Capps, from Texas, who originally emailed it to her, along with many other messages that we both enjoyed immensely. Bob died recently: he is greatly missed by many.

West Texas is music composed and played by pianist Doug Smith, with pictures by Wyman Meinzer, the official state photographer of Texas. The beauty moves us to cry out: “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!” (Psalm 19:1)

Doug Smith overcame a near-fatal auto accident, that left him largely paralyzed, to continue his musical career. He died last year. This, below, is his story, told by him.

If this doesn’t inspire you, if this doesn’t move you, please check to see if you can fog a mirror.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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