Yes, it is now many decades ago that Robert Zimmerman – Bob – Bob Dylan ‘lyric’d’ into my ears, then into my soul. His slow lingered way of singing, as near to truth as god is raw. Yes, he is a complex human being, but damn, he never was, will never be easy speaky plastic. Yes, I started to listen, yes, I never stopped. Never. Bob. Believe me Robert.

Yes, and at the very last moment that I chose to walk out of eight and a half years of academic study, I chose Bob to be the last of my structured theological proclamations – May you stay for ever young, he sang. And so I said so too, as I walked.